East High School



East High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

East 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
9 627
10 580
11 560
12 540

East High School is a public high school of the Des Moines Independent Community School District located in Des Moines, IA. It has 2,307 students in grades 9th through 12th. East High School is the 1st largest public high school in Iowa and the 913th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.0 to 1.

Total Students: 2,307
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Full Time Teachers: 128.08
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 913th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 1st out of 366
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 342nd out of 365
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 1st out of 366

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East High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,210
(52%)
4,813
(51%)
 Female 1,097
(48%)
4,565
(49%)

East High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 856
(37%)
4,070
(43%)
 Hispanic 716
(31%)
2,128
(23%)
 Black 367
(16%)
1,741
(19%)
 Asian 239
(10%)
831
(9%)
 Two or More 121
(5%)
548
(6%)
 American Indian 8
(0%)
46
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
14
(0%)

East High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,488
(64%)
5,647
(60%)
 Not Eligible 568
(25%)
2,694
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 251
(11%)
1,037
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

East High School is ranked 1st out of 362 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of East High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 36.6%. 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.

East High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2113
2006 2179
2007 2219
2008 2158
2009 2224
2010 2268
2011 2230
2012 2292
2013 2294
2014 2291
2015 2307

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 18.9
2007 18.3
2008 17.4
2009 18.7
2010 19.4
2011 18.5
2012 18.9
2013 19.5
2014 18.9
2015 18

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.58447704685282
2006 0.49931161083066
2007 0.62054979720595
2008 0.57738646895273
2009 0.69289568345324
2010 0.71957671957672
2011 0.74708520179372
2012 0.76352530541012
2013 0.70880557977332
2014 0.78830205150589
2015 0.75379280450802

Compare East High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,426.6% 14.3:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,800.0% 18.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 75.4%
 

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