Ruby Van Meter School



Ruby Van Meter School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ruby Van Meter School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 11
7 6
8 16
9 24
10 13
11 21
12 80

Ruby Van Meter School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 171 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 5.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 171
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 5.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 31

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Ruby Van Meter School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 99
(58%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 72
(42%)
11,558
(48%)

Ruby Van Meter School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 109
(64%)
10,839
(45%)
 Black 28
(16%)
4,084
(17%)
 Hispanic 16
(9%)
5,743
(24%)
 Two or More 12
(7%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 5
(3%)
1,557
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(1%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
81
(0%)

Ruby Van Meter School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 127
(74%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 34
(20%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 10
(6%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Ruby Van Meter School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.1%) 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.

Ruby Van Meter School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 217
2006 211
2007 192
2008 189
2009 171
2010 168
2011 174
2012 171

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 6
2006 6
2007 6.5
2008 5.5
2009 5.3
2010 5.2
2011 5.3
2012 5.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.64976958525346
2006 0.56872037914692
2007 0.671875
2008 0.64021164021164
2009 0.72514619883041
2010 0.80357142857143
2011 0.80459770114943
2012 0.80116959064327

Compare Ruby Van Meter School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
550.0% 5.5:1
 
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 80.1%
 

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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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