Smouse Opportunity School



Smouse Opportunity School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Smouse Opportunity School Students by Grade
PK 54
K 3
1 14
2 12
3 16
4 21
5 21
6 11
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Smouse Opportunity School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 152 students in grades 1st through 12th. Smouse Opportunity School is the 613th largest public school in Iowa and the 50,484th largest nationally. It has 6.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 152
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 6.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 22
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 50,484th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 613th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 5th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 364th out of 723

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Smouse Opportunity School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 110
(72%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 42
(28%)
11,558
(48%)

Smouse Opportunity School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 69
(45%)
10,839
(45%)
 Black 38
(25%)
4,084
(17%)
 Hispanic 26
(17%)
5,743
(24%)
 Asian 11
(7%)
1,557
(7%)
 Two or More 8
(5%)
1,514
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
81
(0%)

Smouse Opportunity School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 121
(80%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 26
(17%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 5
(3%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Smouse Opportunity School is ranked 317th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Smouse Opportunity School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (82.9%) 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.

Smouse Opportunity School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 421
2006 365
2007 451
2008 158
2009 163
2010 169
2011 150
2012 152

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.5
2006 14
2007 20
2008 7.2
2009 7.8
2010 8
2011 7.1
2012 6.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.24940617577197
2006 0.25479452054795
2007 0.33481152993348
2008 0.4746835443038
2009 0.6319018404908
2010 0.72781065088757
2011 0.76666666666667
2012 0.82894736842105

Compare Smouse Opportunity School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
690.0% 6.9:1
 
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 82.9%
 

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Public PK - 08 152 6.9:1  
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The Academy
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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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