Carver Elementary



Carver Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Carver Elementary Students by Grade
PK 134
K 110
1 103
2 93
3 96
4 83
5 76
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Carver Elementary is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 695 students in grades 1st through 12th. Carver Elementary is the 18th largest public school in Iowa and the 7,896th largest nationally. It has 12.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 695
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 55.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,896th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 18th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 138th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 6th out of 723

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Carver Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 348
(50%)
11,558
(48%)
 Male 347
(50%)
12,297
(52%)

Carver Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 364
(52%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 132
(19%)
4,084
(17%)
 White 119
(17%)
10,839
(45%)
 Two or More 38
(5%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 37
(5%)
1,557
(7%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
81
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
37
(0%)

Carver Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 644
(93%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 39
(6%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 12
(2%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Carver Elementary is ranked 3rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Carver Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (94.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Carver Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 N/A
2007 642
2008 642
2009 680
2010 671
2011 681
2012 695

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 N/A
2007 12
2008 12.3
2009 13.6
2010 13.4
2011 13.5
2012 12.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006
2007 0.83333333333333
2008 0.77102803738318
2009 0.87352941176471
2010 0.87332339791356
2011 0.99559471365639
2012 0.94388489208633

Compare Carver Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,250.0% 12.5:1
 
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 94.4%
 

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Public PK - 05 695 12.5:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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