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
9 682
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 682 students. Valley Southwoods is the 55th largest public high school in Iowa and the 8,468th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.3 to 1.

Total Students: 682
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 44.53
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,468th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 55th out of 366
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 281st out of 365
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 62nd out of 366

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Valley Southwoods Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 359
(53%)
2,217
(52%)
 Female 323
(47%)
2,026
(48%)

Valley Southwoods Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 487
(71%)
3,009
(71%)
 Hispanic 82
(12%)
471
(11%)
 Asian 46
(7%)
296
(7%)
 Black 43
(6%)
279
(7%)
 Two or More 23
(3%)
172
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
14
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Valley Southwoods Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 475
(70%)
3,024
(71%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 178
(26%)
1,019
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 29
(4%)
200
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Valley Southwoods is ranked 66th out of 362 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Valley Southwoods students on free and reduced lunch assistance (30.4%) is slightly lower than the state average of 36.6%. 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
2013 660
2014 734
2015 682

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
2013 14.7
2014 16.3
2015 15.3

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
2013 0.24545454545455
2014 0.31880108991826
2015 0.30351906158358

Compare Valley Southwoods to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,426.6% 14.3:1
 
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 30.4%
 
State Average 36.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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