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  Number of Schools and Students (2006-2007)


Elementary Schools & Early Education
Middle Schools
Senior High Schools
Special Schools & Programs**

Schools
40
10
5
10
Students*
14,369
6,405
8,808
1,274
Totals 65

30,856

* Based on full-time equivalency
**The students enrolled at Central Campus are officially counted at their home school.
 
Graduation Rate:
The graduation rate is 82% - the highest in five years.
Advanced Placement:
The district AP program based at Central Academy is ranked in the top 1% in the nation.  Since 1991, 26 of 26 Iowa AP State Scholars have attended Des Moines Public Schools.

Demographics:
Racial-minority enrollment
Native language other than English
Number of languages
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch


37.0%
3,722
44
55.5%

Graduation Requirements (Beginning Class of 2009):
Social Sciences
English
Math
Science
Applied or Fine Arts
Physical Education
Electives
Total


3 units
3.5 units
3 units
3 unit
1.5 unit
1 unit
8 units
23 units

 
 2005-2006 ITBS/ITED Reading
 Percent of students proficient in 2006 on Iowa Tests of Basic   Skills/Iowa Tests of Educational Development
Grade
4
8
11

Percent
64.3
58.7
62.9

 
  2005-2006 ITBS/ITED Math

Grade
4
8
11

Percent
70.1
61.0
62.8

 
  School Employee Statistics (2006-2007)*

Professional, non-administrative staff

2,772

Teachers
Consultants
Coordinators
Counselors
Psychologists
Social Workers
Speech-Language Pathologists
Occupational & Physical Therapists
Nurses

Administrators
Specialists
Associates
Clerical
Paraprofessional
Food Service
Operations, Transportation, Crafts
Child Care Providers
121
100
563
187
197
286
476
117
Total Staff 4,819
*Based on full-time equivalency
 
2005-2006 Teachers' Average Annual Salary $45,214
2005-2006 Teachers' Minimum Annual Salary $30,260
 
  Miscellaneous

Expenditures (2006-2007)


                            

Budget:
$300 million
Salaries and benefits total 83% of the general fund budget.
Additional information on the school budget can be found under the "Facts and Figures" section of the district's home page.
Area of school district:
Approximately 84 square miles
Schools First Ten-Year Plan:
Total estimated revenue from local option sales tax:  $317 million over 10 years.  Additional information on school construction can be found on the Schools First pages.

 

Des Moines
Public Schools

901 Walnut Street • Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Telephone: 515-242-7911 • Fax: 515-242-7579

Des Moines Public Schools