Hillis Elementary School



Hillis Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hillis Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 40
K 79
1 81
2 85
3 70
4 64
5 64
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Hillis Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 483 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hillis Elementary School is the 121st largest public school in Iowa and the 23,124th largest nationally. It has 15.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 483
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,124th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 121st out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 502nd out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 146th out of 723

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Hillis Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 250
(52%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 233
(48%)
11,558
(48%)

Hillis Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 273
(57%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 92
(19%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 53
(11%)
4,084
(17%)
 Two or More 32
(7%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 29
(6%)
1,557
(7%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
81
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)

Hillis Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 262
(54%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 173
(36%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 48
(10%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Hillis Elementary School is ranked 62nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hillis Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (64.2%) 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.

Hillis Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 387
2006 348
2007 466
2008 460
2009 471
2010 471
2011 465
2012 483

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.2
2006 14
2007 14.5
2008 13.9
2009 14.7
2010 15.7
2011 16.3
2012 15.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.49612403100775
2006 0.44540229885057
2007 0.53218884120172
2008 0.44565217391304
2009 0.4968152866242
2010 0.57324840764331
2011 0.6
2012 0.64182194616977

Compare Hillis Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,560.0% 15.6:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 64.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 483 15.6:1  
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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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