Cowles Elementary School

6401 College Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311 | (515) 242-7818
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 332
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 332 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-8
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Helen Oliver
  • Fax: (515) 242-7358
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 332
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 16.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 168 (50.6%)
  • Females: 164 (49.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 14 (4.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 37 (11.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 51 (15.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Cowles Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.3%
Black123.6%
Asian92.7%
Hispanic185.4%
White26379.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Cowles Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten9127.4%
Kindergarten4613.9%
1st Grade3410.2%
2nd Grade3410.2%
3rd Grade278.1%
4th Grade309.0%
5th Grade309.0%
6th Grade164.8%
7th Grade185.4%
8th Grade61.8%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 44%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:56%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 17 Years
  • Average Salary: $48,466
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Cowles Elementary School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$34,56622%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$52,43778%
Source: IA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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