PROFICIENCY 67% 14% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
75%Des Moines

Wright Elementary 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 289 students and 17 teachers at Wright Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 170 free lunch students and 33 reduced lunch students.

Wright Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 67.0%, which is 14% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch170
Reduced lunch33


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 Wright 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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Wright Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 68.5% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 10.8% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 1.5% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 11.9% 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 7.3% 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 Wright Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.