PROFICIENCY 70% 10% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
75%Des Moines
78%Iowa

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.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students283
Teachers22
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

GradeProficiency
All65-69%
370-79%
470-79%
550-59%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All70-74%
350-59%
470-79%
580-89%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
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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Walnut Street School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictIowaNational
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

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
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
Population212,8593,106,589318,558,162
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 Walnut Street School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.