North High School



North High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

North High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 299
10 301
11 285
12 301

North High School is a public high school of the Des Moines Independent Community School District located in Des Moines, IA. It has 1,186 students in grades 9th through 12th. North High School is the 32nd largest public high school in Iowa and the 4,743rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,186
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 67.99

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North High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 607
(51%)
4,575
(51%)
 Female 579
(49%)
4,484
(49%)

North High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 413
(35%)
4,401
(49%)
 Hispanic 317
(27%)
1,797
(20%)
 Black 262
(22%)
1,565
(17%)
 Asian 116
(10%)
663
(7%)
 Two or More 69
(6%)
565
(6%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
54
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
14
(0%)

North High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 932
(79%)
5,559
(61%)
 Not Eligible 182
(15%)
2,940
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 72
(6%)
560
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

North High School is ranked 3rd out of 0 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of North High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.7%) is significantly higher than the state average of 35.2%. 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.

North High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1156
2006 1130
2007 1143
2008 1130
2009 1166
2010 1136
2011 1121
2012 1186

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.2
2006 14.5
2007 14.7
2008 14.5
2009 15.1
2010 17.1
2011 17
2012 17.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.68252595155709
2006 0.60619469026549
2007 0.71653543307087
2008 0.68938053097345
2009 0.77272727272727
2010 0.76760563380282
2011 0.7885816235504
2012 0.84654300168634

Compare North High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,390.3% 13.9:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,740.0% 17.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 35.2%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 84.7%
 

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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent 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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