Downtown School



Downtown School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Downtown School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 51
1 45
2 46
3 46
4 39
5 47
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Downtown School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 274 students in grades 1st through 12th. Downtown School is the 449th largest public school in Iowa and the 43,359th largest nationally. It has 14.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 274
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 19.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 43,359th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 449th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 312th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 433rd out of 723

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Downtown School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 143
(52%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 131
(48%)
11,558
(48%)

Downtown School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 208
(76%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 28
(10%)
5,743
(24%)
 Two or More 18
(7%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 11
(4%)
1,557
(7%)
 Black 9
(3%)
4,084
(17%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
81
(0%)

Downtown School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 230
(84%)
6,184
(26%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 34
(12%)
16,540
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 10
(4%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Downtown School is ranked 643rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Downtown School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (16.1%) 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.

Downtown School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 264
2006 272
2007 268
2008 258
2009 293
2010 285
2011 278
2012 274

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.6
2006 15.3
2007 14.6
2008 13.9
2009 13.8
2010 16.3
2011 14.3
2012 14.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.15909090909091
2006 0.16544117647059
2007 0.19402985074627
2008 0.13565891472868
2009 0.1877133105802
2010 0.15789473684211
2011 0.15827338129496
2012 0.16058394160584

Compare Downtown School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,410.0% 14.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 16.1%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Downtown School
Des Moines, IA
Public KG - 06 274 14.1:1  
Callanan Middle School
Des Moines, IA
Public 06 - 08 626 15.6:1 1 miles
Gateway Secondary School
Des Moines, IA
Public 06 - 12 171 15.7:1 1 miles
Smouse Opportunity School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 08 152 6.9:1 1 miles
Ruby Van Meter School
Des Moines, IA
Public 06 - 12 171 5.5:1 1 miles
Walnut Street School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 312 14.9:1 1 miles
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 287 9.9:1 1 miles
Moulton Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 08 471 11.8:1 2 miles
St Augustin Catholic School
Des Moines, IA
Private PK - 08 286 12:1 2 miles
St Anthony Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Private PK - 08 317 20:1 2 miles
King Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 335 12.9:1 2 miles
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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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