PROFICIENCY 85% 9% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
83%Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Elementary School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Des Moines Independent Comm School District" in Pleasant Hill, IA. There are a total of 309 students and 19 teachers at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 142 free lunch students and 16 reduced lunch students.

Pleasant Hill Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 84.5%, which is 9% higher than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch142
Reduced lunch16


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 Pleasant Hill 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

3>= 90%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

3>= 90%
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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Pleasant Hill Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 74.8% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 4.2% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 1.3% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 11.1% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.7% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 7.2% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Stowe Elementary School55%2.0Des Moines, IA
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Brubaker Elementary School52%2.4Des Moines, IA
Four Mile Elementary School89%2.4Pleasant Hill, IA
Hoyt Middle School46%2.5Des Moines, IA
Phillips Elementary77%3.1Des Moines, IA
Goodrell Middle School66%3.5Des Moines, IA
River Woods Elementary School54%3.6Des Moines, IA
Delaware Elementary School73%3.7Des Moines, IA
Clay Elementary84%3.7Altoona, IA
Garton Elementary59%3.7Des Moines, IA
Capitol View Elementary School51%3.8Des Moines, IA

Pleasant Hill demographics profile

StatisticPleasant HillIowaNational
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 Pleasant Hill

IndexPleasant HillIowaNational
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%
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Source: The Pleasant Hill 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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