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DES MOINES, IOWA SCHOOLS AND NEIGHBORHOODS: WE ARE HERE TO HELP
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ABOUT Des Moines, Iowa SCHOOLS
Des Moines schools boast a total student population of 48,688 attending 95 schools in 10 public school districts and 22 private schools. Public school revenue and expenditures vary by school district but Des Moines public schools spend an average of $7,159 per student each year.
Student teacher ratio is an important statistic cluing parents into the probable attention their child might receive individually in a classroom setting. Des Moines public schools average a student teacher ratio of 13:1. Des Moines private schools average 8:1. Also, high schools in Des Moines average a student body population of 1,049, while Des Moines middle schools and elementary schools average student body populations of 505 and 353 respectively.
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CHOOSING THE BEST SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
It wasn't so long ago that a child's education was limited to geographical boundaries set by the local school district. Increasingly, government is injecting "choice" into the equation by allowing children to enroll in the school of their choosing, regardless of where they live, as long as there is sufficient classroom space available.