Average Teacher Salary in Des Moines Independent Community School District

The average teacher salary in Des Moines Independent Community School District is $45,018.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $29,925 $16,546 $18,701 $22,533 $33,864 $50,726
Kindergarten $49,268 $27,699 $32,365 $43,238 $63,375 $83,004
Elementary $46,671 $24,530 $32,095 $40,774 $58,085 $79,483
Middle school $51,707 $28,917 $33,250 $47,421 $63,316 $89,271
High school $47,523 $29,272 $35,656 $44,914 $57,583 $69,337

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General Facts

  • Staff: 4,574
  • Full time teachers: 2,223
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 566
  • Instructional Coordinators: 31
  • Elementary Teachers: 1,065
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 184
  • Pre-K Teachers: 81
  • High School Teachers: 894
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 29,303

Financial Statistics for Des Moines Independent Community School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $159,234,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $173,675,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $31,942,000
  • Total revenue: $364,851,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $190,384,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $193,296,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $76,078,000
  • Expenditures per student: $5,009,000
  • Total expenditures: $376,387,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $68,453,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $28,808,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $3,591,000

Information on Schools within Des Moines Independent Community School District

Elementary Schools within the Des Moines Independent Community School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Brubaker Elementary School
2900 East 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8405
  • Total: 685
  • Pre-k: 33
  • Kindergarten: 115
  • 1st grade: 119
  • 2nd grade: 113
  • 3rd grade: 95
  • 4th grade: 108
  • 5th grade: 102
14 to 1 50 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Capitol View Elementary School
320 East 16th
Des Moines, IA 50316
515-242-8402
  • Total: 596
  • Pre-k: 67
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 97
  • 2nd grade: 79
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 86
  • 5th grade: 80
11 to 1 56 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Carver Elementary
705 East University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
515-242-8418
  • Total: 642
  • Pre-k: 134
  • Kindergarten: 74
  • 1st grade: 93
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 91
  • 4th grade: 84
  • 5th grade: 77
12 to 1 52 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Casady Preschool
1801 16th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-242-7588
  • Total: 116
  • Pre-k: 116
58 to 1 2 Prekindergarten Prekindergarten
Cattell Elementary School
3101 East 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
515-242-8403
  • Total: 399
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 69
  • 5th grade: 67
14 to 1 28 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Cowles Elementary School
6401 College Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-242-7818
  • Total: 323
  • Pre-k: 92
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 35
  • 2nd grade: 29
  • 3rd grade: 28
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 23
  • 6th grade: 22
  • 7th grade: 8
  • 8th grade: 7
20 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Downtown School
500 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-284-5848
  • Total: 258
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 38
  • 5th grade: 35
14 to 1 19 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
1601 Crocker St
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-243-1174
  • Total: 181
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 30
  • 1st grade: 31
  • 2nd grade: 22
  • 3rd grade: 22
  • 4th grade: 27
  • 5th grade: 22
10 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Findley Elementary School
3000 Cambridge St
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-242-8407
  • Total: 381
  • Pre-k: 54
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 57
  • 5th grade: 56
14 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Garton Elementary
2820 East 24th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8408
  • Total: 650
  • Pre-k: 63
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 104
  • 2nd grade: 103
  • 3rd grade: 96
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 103
14 to 1 48 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Greenwood Elementary School
316 37th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-8410
  • Total: 454
  • Pre-k: 34
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 65
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 72
  • 5th grade: 73
15 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hanawalt Elementary
225 56th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-8411
  • Total: 415
  • Pre-k: 36
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 58
17 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hillis Elementary School
2401 56th St
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-242-8412
  • Total: 460
  • Pre-k: 40
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 80
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 66
14 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Howe Elementary
2900 Indianola
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8413
  • Total: 329
  • Pre-k: 29
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 52
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 52
16 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hubbell Elementary
800 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-8414
  • Total: 387
  • Kindergarten: 77
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 49
15 to 1 26 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Jackson Elementary School
1307 Wisconsin
Davenport, IA 52804
563-322-1787
  • Total: 395
  • Pre-k: 24
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 49
  • 2nd grade: 74
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 54
14 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Jefferson Elementary School
1000 Mulberry Ave
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-8800
  • Total: 350
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 84
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 69
  • 5th grade: 63
13 to 1 27 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
King Elementary School
3725 52nd St
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-242-8417
  • Total: 306
  • Pre-k: 25
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 38
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 45
  • 5th grade: 58
11 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Lovejoy Elementary School
801 East Kenyon Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8419
  • Total: 357
  • Pre-k: 40
  • Kindergarten: 49
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 55
15 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Madison Elementary School
1820 1st Ave
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-6062
  • Total: 284
  • Kindergarten: 69
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 58
14 to 1 20 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Mann Preschool
1001 Amos Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-7588
  • Total: 35
  • Pre-k: 35
18 to 1 2 Prekindergarten Prekindergarten
Mckinley Elementary School
1610 SE 6th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8423
  • Total: 333
  • Pre-k: 9
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 42
  • 3rd grade: 62
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 43
13 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Monroe Elementary School
2250 30th St
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-242-8425
  • Total: 523
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 69
  • 5th grade: 67
13 to 1 42 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Morris Elementary School
1401 Geil Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8421
  • Total: 648
  • Pre-k: 49
  • Kindergarten: 107
  • 1st grade: 99
  • 2nd grade: 97
  • 3rd grade: 94
  • 4th grade: 100
  • 5th grade: 102
14 to 1 48 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Moulton Elementary School
305 East 8th
Moulton, IA 52572
641-642-3665
  • Total: 122
  • Pre-k: 16
  • Kindergarten: 17
  • 1st grade: 12
  • 2nd grade: 12
  • 3rd grade: 13
  • 4th grade: 24
  • 5th grade: 17
  • 6th grade: 11
10 to 1 13 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Oak Park
3928 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-242-8428
  • Total: 403
  • Kindergarten: 65
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 72
13 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Orchard Place School
5412 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-287-9700
  • Total: 99
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 5th grade: 9
  • 6th grade: 6
  • 7th grade: 14
  • 8th grade: 11
  • 9th grade: 22
  • 10th grade: 15
  • 11th grade: 14
  • 12th grade: 7
10 to 1 10 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Park Ave Elementary School
3141 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8429
  • Total: 482
  • Pre-k: 74
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 53
16 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Perkins Elementary School
4301 College
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-242-8430
  • Total: 460
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 83
  • 2nd grade: 74
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 78
14 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Phillips Elementary
1701 Lay St
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8431
  • Total: 379
  • Pre-k: 40
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 63
  • 2nd grade: 65
  • 3rd grade: 46
  • 4th grade: 54
  • 5th grade: 49
18 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
4801 East Oakwood Dr
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8432
  • Total: 315
  • Pre-k: 38
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 39
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 57
  • 5th grade: 48
16 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
River Woods Elementary School
2929 SE 22nd St
Des Moines, IA 50320
515-242-8433
  • Total: 514
  • Pre-k: 15
  • Kindergarten: 94
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 80
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 75
15 to 1 34 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Samuelson Elementary School
3929 Bel-aire Rd
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-242-8441
  • Total: 467
  • Kindergarten: 91
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 87
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 66
13 to 1 37 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
South Union Elementary School
4201 South Union
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8409
  • Total: 560
  • Pre-k: 36
  • Kindergarten: 100
  • 1st grade: 104
  • 2nd grade: 88
  • 3rd grade: 72
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 69
14 to 1 40 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Stowe Elementary School
1411 East 33rd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8435
  • Total: 362
  • Pre-k: 32
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 57
13 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Studebaker Elementary School
300 East County Line Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8436
  • Total: 450
  • Pre-k: 16
  • Kindergarten: 83
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 85
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 62
  • 5th grade: 68
15 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Walnut Street School Pomerantz Learning Cente
901 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-242-8438
  • Total: 261
  • Pre-k: 124
  • Kindergarten: 37
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 23
  • 3rd grade: 22
  • 4th grade: 23
  • 5th grade: 7
13 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Willard Elementary School
2941 Dean Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8439
  • Total: 460
  • Pre-k: 43
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 64
14 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Windsor Elementary
5912 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-242-8440
  • Total: 415
  • Kindergarten: 65
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 77
  • 4th grade: 57
  • 5th grade: 73
15 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Wright Elementary School
5001 SW 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8442
  • Total: 289
  • Pre-k: 34
  • Kindergarten: 52
  • 1st grade: 44
  • 2nd grade: 43
  • 3rd grade: 37
  • 4th grade: 30
  • 5th grade: 42
15 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Des Moines Independent Community School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Brody Middle School
2501 Park Ave
Des Moines, IA 50321
515-242-8443
  • Total: 720
  • 6th grade: 228
  • 7th grade: 254
  • 8th grade: 238
17 to 1 44 6th Grade 8th Grade
Callanan Middle School
3010 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-8101
  • Total: 610
  • 6th grade: 214
  • 7th grade: 193
  • 8th grade: 203
15 to 1 42 6th Grade 8th Grade
Cowles Elementary School
6401 College Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-242-7818
  • Total: 323
  • Pre-k: 92
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 35
  • 2nd grade: 29
  • 3rd grade: 28
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 23
  • 6th grade: 22
  • 7th grade: 8
  • 8th grade: 7
20 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Goodrell Middle School
3300 East 29th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8444
  • Total: 591
  • 6th grade: 211
  • 7th grade: 188
  • 8th grade: 192
15 to 1 39 6th Grade 8th Grade
Harding Middle School
203 East Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-242-8445
  • Total: 547
  • 6th grade: 305
  • 7th grade: 264
  • 8th grade: 302
11 to 1 50 6th Grade 8th Grade
Hiatt Middle School
1214 East 15th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
515-242-7774
  • Total: 503
  • 6th grade: 175
  • 7th grade: 172
  • 8th grade: 156
10 to 1 49 6th Grade 8th Grade
Hoyt Middle School
2700 East 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-242-8446
  • Total: 606
  • 6th grade: 222
  • 7th grade: 179
  • 8th grade: 205
12 to 1 51 6th Grade 8th Grade
Mccombs Middle School
201 SW County Line Rd
Des Moines, IA 50320
515-242-8447
  • Total: 582
  • 6th grade: 194
  • 7th grade: 186
  • 8th grade: 202
15 to 1 40 6th Grade 8th Grade
Meredith Middle School
4827 Madison Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-242-7250
  • Total: 645
  • 6th grade: 209
  • 7th grade: 204
  • 8th grade: 232
14 to 1 46 6th Grade 8th Grade
Merrill Middle School
5301 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-8448
  • Total: 592
  • 6th grade: 185
  • 7th grade: 202
  • 8th grade: 205
16 to 1 38 6th Grade 8th Grade
Weeks Middle School
901 East Park Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8449
  • Total: 756
  • 6th grade: 235
  • 7th grade: 281
  • 8th grade: 240
15 to 1 51 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Des Moines Independent Community School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
East High School
214 High St
Waterloo, IA 50703
319-433-2400
  • Total: 1,255
  • 9th grade: 334
  • 10th grade: 329
  • 11th grade: 273
  • 12th grade: 328
18 to 1 71 9th Grade 12th Grade
Hoover High School
4800 Aurora Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-242-7300
  • Total: 1,115
  • 9th grade: 268
  • 10th grade: 284
  • 11th grade: 280
  • 12th grade: 283
16 to 1 70 9th Grade 12th Grade
Lincoln High School
2600 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-7500
  • Total: 2,186
  • 9th grade: 594
  • 10th grade: 554
  • 11th grade: 522
  • 12th grade: 516
19 to 1 115 9th Grade 12th Grade
North High School
626 West 53rd St
Davenport, IA 52806
563-388-9880
  • Total: 986
  • 9th grade: 283
  • 10th grade: 250
  • 11th grade: 215
  • 12th grade: 238
12 to 1 79 9th Grade 12th Grade
Orchard Place School
5412 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-287-9700
  • Total: 99
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 5th grade: 9
  • 6th grade: 6
  • 7th grade: 14
  • 8th grade: 11
  • 9th grade: 22
  • 10th grade: 15
  • 11th grade: 14
  • 12th grade: 7
10 to 1 10 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Roosevelt High School
4419 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-7272
  • Total: 1,498
  • 9th grade: 356
  • 10th grade: 393
  • 11th grade: 364
  • 12th grade: 385
19 to 1 78 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Des Moines Independent Community School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Ruby Van Meter School
710 28th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-8220
  • Total: 189
  • 6th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 18
  • 8th grade: 17
  • 9th grade: 21
  • 10th grade: 21
  • 11th grade: 28
  • 12th grade: 83
6 to 1 34 6th Grade 12th Grade
Scavo Alternative High School
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-242-7589
  • Total: 219
  • 10th grade: 15
  • 11th grade: 63
  • 12th grade: 141
11 to 1 20 9th Grade 12th Grade
Smouse Opportunity School
2820 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-242-8210
  • Total: 158
  • Pre-k: 46
  • Kindergarten: 7
  • 1st grade: 10
  • 2nd grade: 20
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 12
  • 5th grade: 23
  • 6th grade: 9
  • 7th grade: 3
  • 8th grade: 9
7 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,595
  • Median family income: $47,307
  • Median male income: $26,110
  • Median female income: $20,101
  • Median income of a renter: $25,274
  • Median income of a home owner: $47,003
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    10,315 10,085 13,245 12,900 4,385

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