Western Hills Elementary School



Western Hills Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Western Hills Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 78
1 78
2 78
3 89
4 95
5 100
6 76
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Western Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school located in West Des Moines, IA in the West Des Moines Community School District. It enrolls 594 students in grades 1st through 12th. Western Hills Elementary School is the 43rd largest public school in Iowa and the 13,704th largest nationally. It has 15.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 594
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.85
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 13,704th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 43rd out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 512th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 59th out of 723

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Western Hills Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 300
(51%)
2,505
(51%)
 Female 294
(49%)
2,389
(49%)

Western Hills Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 463
(78%)
3,409
(70%)
 Black 43
(7%)
325
(7%)
 Hispanic 38
(6%)
644
(13%)
 Asian 30
(5%)
299
(6%)
 Two or More 18
(3%)
200
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
11
(0%)

Western Hills Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 429
(72%)
3,225
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 135
(23%)
1,367
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 30
(5%)
302
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Western Hills Elementary School is ranked 216th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Western Hills Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (27.8%) is lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Western Hills Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 392
2006 406
2007 476
2008 506
2009 526
2010 567
2011 581
2012 594

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 24.5
2006 26.2
2007 19.2
2008 17.5
2009 16
2010 16.3
2011 16.4
2012 15.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.035714285714286
2006 0.086206896551724
2007 0.10294117647059
2008 0.10671936758893
2009 0.12737642585551
2010 0.19047619047619
2011 0.23580034423408
2012 0.27777777777778

Compare Western Hills Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,570.0% 15.7:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 27.8%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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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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