Lovejoy Elementary School



Lovejoy Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Lovejoy Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 75
1 57
2 61
3 48
4 42
5 49
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Lovejoy Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 332 students in grades 1st through 12th. Lovejoy Elementary School is the 339th largest public school in Iowa and the 38,349th largest nationally. It has 12.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 332
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 38,349th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 339th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 166th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 256th out of 723

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Lovejoy Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 167
(50%)
11,558
(48%)
 Male 165
(50%)
12,297
(52%)

Lovejoy Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 150
(45%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 102
(31%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 44
(13%)
4,084
(17%)
 Two or More 22
(7%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 14
(4%)
1,557
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
81
(0%)

Lovejoy Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 267
(80%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 37
(11%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 28
(8%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Lovejoy Elementary School is ranked 71st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Lovejoy Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.9%) 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.

Lovejoy Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 323
2006 313
2007 270
2008 357
2009 366
2010 322
2011 333
2012 332

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14
2006 11.9
2007 12.1
2008 15.1
2009 14.9
2010 11.5
2011 11.7
2012 12.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.76780185758514
2006 0.70607028753994
2007 0.8
2008 0.6890756302521
2009 0.74863387978142
2010 0.82298136645963
2011 0.87987987987988
2012 0.88855421686747

Compare Lovejoy Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,280.0% 12.8:1
 
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 88.9%
 

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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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