PROFICIENCY 73% 7% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
83%Southeast Polk Comm School District
85%Des Moines

Delaware Elementary School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Southeast Polk Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 481 students and 34 teachers at Delaware Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 150 free lunch students and 28 reduced lunch students.

Delaware Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 72.5%, which is 7% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch150
Reduced lunch28


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Delaware Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Delaware Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 78.3% 85.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 5.2% 2.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 3.7% 1.9% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 8.2% 6.1% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.2% 3.6% 3.1% 3.1%

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Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDes MoinesIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)9735591
Median age34.238.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.6:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%60%55%
Speak English99%92%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%

Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade73.5%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school73.0%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college42.5%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.7%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors9.0%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters3.7%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.2%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Delaware Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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