Valley Southwoods



Valley Southwoods Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Valley Southwoods Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 697
10 0
11 0
12 0

Valley Southwoods is a public high school of the West Des Moines Community School District located in West Des Moines, IA. It has 697 students. Valley Southwoods is the 53rd largest public high school in Iowa and the 8,200th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.5 to 1.

Total Students: 697
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 45.09

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Valley Southwoods Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 382
(55%)
2,201
(53%)
 Female 315
(45%)
1,982
(47%)

Valley Southwoods Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 503
(72%)
3,114
(74%)
 Hispanic 69
(10%)
422
(10%)
 Black 49
(7%)
258
(6%)
 Asian 44
(6%)
239
(6%)
 Two or More 27
(4%)
123
(3%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
22
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
5
(0%)

Valley Southwoods Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 499
(72%)
3,092
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 163
(23%)
861
(21%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 35
(5%)
230
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Valley Southwoods is ranked 65th out of 0 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Valley Southwoods students on free and reduced lunch assistance (28.4%) is slightly lower than the state average of 35.2%. 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.

Valley Southwoods Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 655
2006 680
2007 713
2008 699
2009 666
2010 699
2011 709
2012 697

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.8
2006 14.4
2007 14.6
2008 14.7
2009 14.5
2010 15.7
2011 15.4
2012 15.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.10534351145038
2006 0.13970588235294
2007 0.15848527349229
2008 0.13447782546495
2009 0.16816816816817
2010 0.21316165951359
2011 0.23131170662906
2012 0.28407460545194

Compare Valley Southwoods to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,390.3% 13.9:1
 
1,550.0% 15.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 28.4%
 
State Average 35.2%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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Public 09 - 09 697 15.5:1  
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