Park Ave Elementary School



Park Ave Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Park Ave Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 89
1 83
2 73
3 73
4 83
5 71
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Park Ave Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 472 students in grades 1st through 12th. Park Ave Elementary School is the 135th largest public school in Iowa and the 24,202nd largest nationally. It has 13.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 472
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,202nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 135th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 259th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 84th out of 723

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Park Ave Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 245
(52%)
11,558
(48%)
 Male 227
(48%)
12,297
(52%)

Park Ave Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 280
(59%)
10,839
(45%)
 Hispanic 87
(18%)
5,743
(24%)
 Black 53
(11%)
4,084
(17%)
 Two or More 33
(7%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 16
(3%)
1,557
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
81
(0%)

Park Ave Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 346
(73%)
16,540
(69%)
 Not Eligible 102
(22%)
6,184
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 24
(5%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Park Ave Elementary School is ranked 37th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Park Ave Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (78.4%) 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.

Park Ave Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 435
2006 422
2007 484
2008 482
2009 521
2010 527
2011 465
2012 472

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.4
2006 16.4
2007 16.4
2008 15.5
2009 14.8
2010 13.9
2011 13.8
2012 13.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.51034482758621
2006 0.55687203791469
2007 0.52066115702479
2008 0.52074688796681
2009 0.5873320537428
2010 0.69829222011385
2011 0.73763440860215
2012 0.78389830508475

Compare Park Ave Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,360.0% 13.6:1
 
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 78.4%
 

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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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