Wright Elementary School



Wright Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wright Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 50
1 51
2 45
3 37
4 38
5 50
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Wright Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 271 students in grades 1st through 12th. Wright Elementary School is the 454th largest public school in Iowa and the 43,608th largest nationally. It has 15.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 271
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 17
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 43,608th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 454th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 540th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 496th out of 723

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Wright Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 143
(53%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 128
(47%)
11,558
(48%)

Wright Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 192
(71%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 33
(12%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 19
(7%)
4,084
(17%)
 Two or More 18
(7%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 7
(3%)
1,557
(7%)
 American Indian 2
(1%)
81
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)

Wright Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 170
(63%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 86
(32%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(6%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Wright Elementary School is ranked 185th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wright Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (68.3%) 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.

Wright Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 319
2006 300
2007 282
2008 289
2009 252
2010 273
2011 248
2012 271

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.5
2006 16.4
2007 16.2
2008 15.4
2009 13.1
2010 13.6
2011 14.6
2012 15.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.4576802507837
2006 0.48
2007 0.5531914893617
2008 0.55017301038062
2009 0.6031746031746
2010 0.67399267399267
2011 0.67338709677419
2012 0.68265682656827

Compare Wright Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,590.0% 15.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 68.3%
 

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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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