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
9 319
10 293
11 321
12 326

North High School is a public high school of the Des Moines Independent Community School District located in Des Moines, IA. It has 1,259 students in grades 9th through 12th. North High School is the 28th largest public high school in Iowa and the 4,480th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Total Students: 1,259
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 79.61
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,480th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 28th out of 366
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 298th out of 365
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 26th out of 366

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North High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 632
(50%)
4,813
(51%)
 Female 627
(50%)
4,565
(49%)

North High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 391
(31%)
4,070
(43%)
 Hispanic 339
(27%)
2,128
(23%)
 Black 317
(25%)
1,741
(19%)
 Asian 129
(10%)
831
(9%)
 Two or More 75
(6%)
548
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(0%)
14
(0%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
46
(0%)

North High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 931
(74%)
5,647
(60%)
 Not Eligible 194
(15%)
2,694
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 134
(11%)
1,037
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

North High School is ranked 4th out of 362 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of North High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.6%) 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.

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
2013 1257
2014 1198
2015 1259

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
2013 17.4
2014 17.2
2015 15.8

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
2013 0.80588703261734
2014 0.82136894824708
2015 0.84590945194599

Compare North High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,426.6% 14.3:1
 
1,580.0% 15.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 84.6%
 

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