South Union Elementary School



South Union Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South Union Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 102
1 106
2 86
3 90
4 91
5 96
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

South Union Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 571 students in grades 1st through 12th. South Union Elementary School is the 52nd largest public school in Iowa and the 15,368th largest nationally. It has 15.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 571
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 37
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 15,368th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 52nd out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 486th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 68th out of 723

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South Union Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 296
(52%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 275
(48%)
11,558
(48%)

South Union Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 286
(50%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 146
(26%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 59
(10%)
4,084
(17%)
 Asian 39
(7%)
1,557
(7%)
 Two or More 36
(6%)
1,514
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
81
(0%)

South Union Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 428
(75%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 105
(18%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(7%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, South Union Elementary School is ranked 14th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of South Union Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (81.6%) 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.

South Union Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 552
2007 572
2008 560
2009 551
2010 571
2011 545
2012 571

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 14.5
2007 15.1
2008 14.2
2009 13.6
2010 15.2
2011 13.8
2012 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006 0.59057971014493
2007 0.64160839160839
2008 0.65535714285714
2009 0.72232304900181
2010 0.76707530647986
2011 0.80733944954128
2012 0.81611208406305

Compare South Union Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 81.6%
 

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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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