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Des Moines Independent Community School District
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  • DES MOINES, IA

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grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade C+
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Administration
    grade C
  7. Sports
    grade B+
  8. Food
    grade C minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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Des Moines Independent Community School District is a public school district located in DES MOINES, IA. It has 31,720 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1200
115 responses
Average ACT
23
1,089 responses

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,720
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,469
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$0 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$68,127
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$969
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$209,004
National
$229,800

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