Walnut Street School



Walnut Street School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Walnut Street School Students by Grade
PK 20
K 46
1 59
2 58
3 48
4 44
5 37
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Walnut Street School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 312 students in grades 1st through 12th. Walnut Street School is the 369th largest public school in Iowa and the 40,170th largest nationally. It has 14.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 312
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 40,170th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 369th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 417th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 389th out of 723

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Walnut Street School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 166
(53%)
11,558
(48%)
 Male 146
(47%)
12,297
(52%)

Walnut Street School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 148
(47%)
10,839
(45%)
 Black 58
(19%)
4,084
(17%)
 Hispanic 52
(17%)
5,743
(24%)
 Two or More 27
(9%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 27
(9%)
1,557
(7%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
81
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)

Walnut Street School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 160
(51%)
6,184
(26%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 130
(42%)
16,540
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 22
(7%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Walnut Street School is ranked 251st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Walnut Street School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.7%) is slightly 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.

Walnut Street School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 129
2006 182
2007 208
2008 261
2009 262
2010 241
2011 301
2012 312

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 9.6
2006 11.5
2007 10.7
2008 13.3
2009 11.4
2010 12.7
2011 15.8
2012 14.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.16279069767442
2006 0.12087912087912
2007 0.25480769230769
2008 0.2911877394636
2009 0.52671755725191
2010 0.47302904564315
2011 0.49501661129568
2012 0.48717948717949

Compare Walnut Street School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,490.0% 14.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
This School 48.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 312 14.9:1  
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Private PK - 08 317 20:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 695 12.5:1 2 miles
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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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