Hillside Elementary School



Hillside Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Hillside Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 78
1 76
2 76
3 72
4 100
5 96
6 75
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Hillside Elementary School is a public elementary school located in West Des Moines, IA in the West Des Moines Community School District. It enrolls 573 students in grades 1st through 12th. Hillside Elementary School is the 50th largest public school in Iowa and the 15,218th largest nationally. It has 13.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 573
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.53
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 15,218th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 50th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 247th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 27th out of 723

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Hillside Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 292
(51%)
2,389
(49%)
 Male 281
(49%)
2,505
(51%)

Hillside Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 338
(59%)
3,409
(70%)
 Hispanic 145
(25%)
644
(13%)
 Black 40
(7%)
325
(7%)
 Two or More 36
(6%)
200
(4%)
 Asian 14
(2%)
299
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
11
(0%)

Hillside Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 286
(50%)
1,367
(28%)
 Not Eligible 221
(39%)
3,225
(66%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 66
(12%)
302
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Hillside Elementary School is ranked 40th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Hillside Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (61.4%) is 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.

Hillside Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 574
2006 589
2007 596
2008 618
2009 618
2010 597
2011 580
2012 573

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.1
2006 15.7
2007 14.3
2008 14.3
2009 14.3
2010 14.2
2011 13.1
2012 13.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34494773519164
2006 0.39728353140917
2007 0.41946308724832
2008 0.46440129449838
2009 0.50970873786408
2010 0.53601340033501
2011 0.56379310344828
2012 0.61431064572426

Compare Hillside Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,350.0% 13.5:1
 
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 61.4%
 

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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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