PROFICIENCY 70% 10% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
83%Des Moines

Walnut Street School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Des Moines Independent Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 283 students and 22 teachers at Walnut Street School, for a student to teacher ratio of 13 to 1. There are a total of 90 free lunch students and 20 reduced lunch students.

Walnut Street School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 69.5%, which is 10% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio13:1
Free lunch90
Reduced lunch20


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 Walnut Street 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.

AreaVibes $2,500 School Review Scholarship

At AreaVibes, we believe that education is the key to our children’s future. To show our support and to contribute to the nation’s future generation of students, we are offering educational scholarship awards.

Learn more about the scholarship

Walnut Street School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 56.0% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 20.0% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 3.6% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 11.3% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 9.1% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Downtown School90%0.3Des Moines, IA
Scavo Alternative High School37%0.7Des Moines, IA
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy45%0.8Des Moines, IA
Carver Elementary52%1.3Des Moines, IA
Ruby Van Meter School13%1.4Des Moines, IA
Mckinley Elementary School47%1.4Des Moines, IA
Smouse Opportunity School40%1.5Des Moines, IA
Moulton Elementary School47%1.5Des Moines, IA
King Elementary School40%1.5Des Moines, IA
Lincoln High School67%1.5Des Moines, IA
Callanan Middle School58%1.6Des Moines, IA
East High School65%1.7Des Moines, IA

Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDes MoinesIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,0425591
Median age37.738.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%60%55%
Speak English93%92%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%

Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade89.9%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school89.2%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college68.3%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree44.7%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.9%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters8.7%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%
Write a school review about Walnut Street School Tell people what you like or don't like about Walnut Street School…
Review Walnut Street School
Overall rating Rollover stars and click to rate
Rate the following Rollover bars and click to rate
Reason for reporting
Source: The Walnut Street School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.