Samuelson Elementary School



Samuelson Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Samuelson Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 87
1 107
2 83
3 79
4 86
5 84
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Samuelson Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 526 students in grades 1st through 12th. Samuelson Elementary School is the 86th largest public school in Iowa and the 19,157th largest nationally. It has 15.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 526
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 19,157th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 86th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 466th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 92nd out of 723

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Samuelson Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 273
(52%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 253
(48%)
11,558
(48%)

Samuelson Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 204
(39%)
10,839
(45%)
 Asian 144
(27%)
1,557
(7%)
 Black 100
(19%)
4,084
(17%)
 Hispanic 53
(10%)
5,743
(24%)
 Two or More 25
(5%)
1,514
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
81
(0%)

Samuelson Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 349
(66%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 154
(29%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 23
(4%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Samuelson Elementary School is ranked 36th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Samuelson Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (70.7%) 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.

Samuelson Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2008 467
2009 475
2010 481
2011 514
2012 526

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2008 12.8
2009 14.4
2010 15
2011 15.6
2012 15.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2008 0.53533190578158
2009 0.60842105263158
2010 0.62162162162162
2011 0.64591439688716
2012 0.70722433460076

Compare Samuelson Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,520.0% 15.2:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 70.7%
 

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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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