Cowles Elementary School



Cowles Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cowles Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 93
K 47
1 52
2 53
3 39
4 28
5 28
6 20
7 20
8 13
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cowles Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 393 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cowles Elementary School is the 229th largest public school in Iowa and the 32,324th largest nationally. It has 18.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 393
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,324th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 229th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 693rd out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 389th out of 723

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Cowles Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 205
(52%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 188
(48%)
11,558
(48%)

Cowles Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 304
(77%)
10,839
(45%)
 Two or More 36
(9%)
1,514
(6%)
 Hispanic 20
(5%)
5,743
(24%)
 Asian 15
(4%)
1,557
(7%)
 Black 13
(3%)
4,084
(17%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
81
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(1%)
37
(0%)

Cowles Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 323
(82%)
6,184
(26%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 54
(14%)
16,540
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 16
(4%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Cowles Elementary School is ranked 534th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cowles Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (17.8%) is significantly lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Cowles Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 269
2006 277
2007 290
2008 323
2009 332
2010 345
2011 363
2012 393

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.9
2006 17.6
2007 17.4
2008 20.1
2009 19.9
2010 20.3
2011 20.2
2012 18.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.074349442379182
2006 0.068592057761733
2007 0.11034482758621
2008 0.12383900928793
2009 0.15361445783133
2010 0.17101449275362
2011 0.17355371900826
2012 0.17811704834606

Compare Cowles Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,870.0% 18.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 17.8%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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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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