Howe Elementary



Howe Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Howe Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 72
1 46
2 45
3 51
4 45
5 38
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Howe Elementary is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 297 students in grades 1st through 12th. Howe Elementary is the 396th largest public school in Iowa and the 41,491st largest nationally. It has 14.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 297
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,491st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 396th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 367th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 409th out of 723

Show Your School Spirit With Shirts and Apparel

Sale price: $19.99
Sale price: $25.99

Find Former HE Alumni

Howe Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 151
(51%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 146
(49%)
11,558
(48%)

Howe Elementary Students by Ethnicity

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 White 144
(48%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 61
(21%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 44
(15%)
4,084
(17%)
 Two or More 34
(11%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 11
(4%)
1,557
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(1%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
81
(0%)

Howe Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

Outer ring represents school district
  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 275
(93%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 20
(7%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 2
(1%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Howe Elementary is ranked 87th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Howe Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (93.3%) 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.

Howe Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 262
2006 251
2007 339
2008 329
2009 307
2010 304
2011 276
2012 297

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 14.7
2007 15.5
2008 16.2
2009 14.8
2010 15.2
2011 14.2
2012 14.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.52290076335878
2006 0.46613545816733
2007 0.68141592920354
2008 0.67173252279635
2009 0.80781758957655
2010 0.875
2011 0.85507246376812
2012 0.93265993265993

Compare Howe Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,450.0% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 93.3%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Howe Elementary
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 297 14.5:1  
Jackson Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public KG - 05 413 13.8:1 1 miles
Weeks Middle School
Des Moines, IA
Public 06 - 08 689 13.2:1 1 miles
Lovejoy Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 332 12.8:1 2 miles
Mitchell Early Childhood Center
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - PK 383 23.9:1 2 miles
River Woods Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 538 14.4:1 2 miles
St Anthony Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Private PK - 08 317 20:1 2 miles
Park Ave Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 472 13.6:1 2 miles
South Union Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 571 15.4:1 2 miles
Mckinley Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 332 11.5:1 2 miles
Wright Elementary School
Des Moines, IA
Public PK - 05 271 15.9:1 3 miles
High Schools Elementary Schools

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.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2017. ElementarySchools.org.