River Woods Elementary School



River Woods Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

River Woods Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 29
K 100
1 95
2 89
3 86
4 81
5 58
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

River Woods Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 538 students in grades 1st through 12th. River Woods Elementary School is the 75th largest public school in Iowa and the 18,064th largest nationally. It has 14.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 538
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.3
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,064th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 75th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 352nd out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 63rd out of 723

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River Woods Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 271
(50%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 267
(50%)
11,558
(48%)

River Woods Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 229
(43%)
5,743
(24%)
 White 129
(24%)
10,839
(45%)
 Black 81
(15%)
4,084
(17%)
 Asian 55
(10%)
1,557
(7%)
 Two or More 43
(8%)
1,514
(6%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
81
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)

River Woods Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 385
(72%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 121
(22%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 32
(6%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, River Woods Elementary School is ranked 19th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of River Woods Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (77.5%) 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.

River Woods Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 549
2006 538
2007 484
2008 514
2009 544
2010 519
2011 540
2012 538

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.4
2006 14.3
2007 13.6
2008 15.1
2009 14.7
2010 13.8
2011 14.8
2012 14.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.58834244080146
2006 0.4182156133829
2007 0.61570247933884
2008 0.55058365758755
2009 0.68198529411765
2010 0.73217726396917
2011 0.81296296296296
2012 0.77509293680297

Compare River Woods Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,440.0% 14.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 77.5%
 

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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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