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East High School
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  • Public
  • DES MOINES, IA

Report Card

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

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East High School is a public school located in DES MOINES, IA. It has 2,204 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
16 responses
Average ACT
21
199 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$37,072
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$773
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$84,193
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
  • Supporting the various teams at their games
    24%
  • East Side night at the Iowa State Fair
    15%
  • The summer, winter, and spring kickoffs
    15%
  • Homecoming week and the assembly
    13%
  • Prom
    9%
  • School events, faculty-student dodgeball
    7%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,204
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,070
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,991 / year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 31 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 31 responses

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