Scavo Alternative High School



Scavo Alternative High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Scavo Alternative 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 8
10 34
11 99
12 318

Scavo Alternative High School is a public high school of the Des Moines Independent Community School District located in Des Moines, IA. It has 459 students in grades 9th through 12th. Scavo Alternative High School is the 103rd largest public high school in Iowa and the 11,446th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.6 to 1.

Total Students: 459
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.83
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 11,446th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 103rd out of 366
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 184th out of 365
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 96th out of 366

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Scavo Alternative High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 240
(52%)
4,813
(51%)
 Female 219
(48%)
4,565
(49%)

Scavo Alternative High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 189
(41%)
4,070
(43%)
 Hispanic 121
(26%)
2,128
(23%)
 Black 107
(23%)
1,741
(19%)
 Two or More 28
(6%)
548
(6%)
 Asian 11
(2%)
831
(9%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
46
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
14
(0%)

Scavo Alternative High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 366
(80%)
5,647
(60%)
 Not Eligible 57
(12%)
2,694
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 36
(8%)
1,037
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Scavo Alternative High School is ranked 35th out of 362 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Scavo Alternative High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (87.6%) 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.

Scavo Alternative High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 277
2006 408
2007 399
2008 219
2009 301
2010 264
2011 272
2012 305
2013 265
2014 359
2015 459

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.3
2006 20.7
2007 20.4
2008 11.2
2009 17.3
2010 15.1
2011 15.4
2012 17.4
2013 13.6
2014 11.6
2015 13.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.67870036101083
2006 0.50245098039216
2007 0.68922305764411
2008 0.67579908675799
2009 0.74418604651163
2010 0.72348484848485
2011 0.77573529411765
2012 0.8
2013 0.7622641509434
2014 0.92200557103064
2015 0.87581699346405

Compare Scavo Alternative High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,360.0% 13.6:1
 
1,426.6% 14.3:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 87.6%
 

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