PROFICIENCY 65% 17% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
75%Des Moines

East High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Des Moines Independent Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 2,291 students and 121 teachers at East High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 1,572 free lunch students and 234 reduced lunch students.

East High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 64.5%, which is 17% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch1572
Reduced lunch234


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment510
Taking some courses234
Taking some courses (not tests)278
Passing some courses44
Passing no courses184

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 East High School, there are a total of 510 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 234 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School65%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School64%

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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East High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 40.5% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 14.3% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 8.8% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 29.0% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.7% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDes MoinesIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,4075591
Median age33.738.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%60%55%
Speak English83%92%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%

Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade82.6%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school81.4%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college56.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.8%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The East High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.