Garton Elementary



Garton Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Garton Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 119
1 95
2 83
3 99
4 88
5 79
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Garton Elementary is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 563 students in grades 1st through 12th. Garton Elementary is the 57th largest public school in Iowa and the 16,010th largest nationally. It has 12.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 563
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 45
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,010th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 57th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 138th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 18th out of 723

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Garton Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 300
(53%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 263
(47%)
11,558
(48%)

Garton Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 205
(36%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 165
(29%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 107
(19%)
4,084
(17%)
 Asian 52
(9%)
1,557
(7%)
 Two or More 27
(5%)
1,514
(6%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
81
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
37
(0%)

Garton Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 449
(80%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 77
(14%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 37
(7%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Garton Elementary is ranked 12th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Garton Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.3%) 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.

Garton Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 365
2006 374
2007 604
2008 650
2009 620
2010 560
2011 522
2012 563

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.6
2006 13.1
2007 12.5
2008 13.6
2009 13.5
2010 12.6
2011 12.1
2012 12.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.68493150684932
2006 0.6524064171123
2007 0.74337748344371
2008 0.68615384615385
2009 0.79838709677419
2010 0.81964285714286
2011 0.84674329501916
2012 0.86323268206039

Compare Garton 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 86.3%
 

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Public PK - 05 563 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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