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Alburnett Junior-Senior High School

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Posted July 23, 2008

I graduated a few years ago and am in a four-year college. I feel that I was very well prepared for college mostly because of the strong English program at Alburnett. It is up to the student to take the more difficult courses, and the parents to encourage them to do so. I was involved in sports, music, and was also strong in academics. Alburnett is a school in which you can be involved in many different areas I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2007

Five kids. The first 2 told me they were not prepared when they got to college. This school is for the self learners. IE:Those that excelled in music, taught themselves. The same teachers teach their subject 7-12. If your student doesn't respond well to that teaching style,no other choices. My 5th is in JH and is being assigned the same projects and novels as the one that graduated in '03.They are barely keeping up with technology. The buidings are disgusting and they continue to use the same brown paint to freshen lockers and doors.I have lived here 20 yrs and still don't belong dispite my efforts to volunteer and get to know people.Ideas are not welcome, as it goes against what they have always done that was good enough for them. Parent-coach relationship very important.Kids not allowed to learn from mistakes and grow. Motto should be 'we hold a grudge.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

This school excels at academic programs, music, art and sports. The school is small, but that is very nice benefit, no one fall through the system. Children who need the extra help have it available and for those who excel we have a stretch program starting in elementary and in high school you can start college courses through area colleges in Cedar Rapids. I have two children at this school and would highly recommend this school to anyone considering attending. If you don't want your children attending a large school in Cedar Rapids, bring them out to Alburnett. Alburnett teaches school spirit and student solidarity, I would encourage you to come visit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

This is the most public private school one can attend. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had being a student who opened enrolled in to get away from the bigger, unattentive schools. They may not have much diversity but by being in such a small school setting it allows students to meet people at the games and events from the Tri-Rivers Conference. This school also allows the students to learn more on a one-to-one level rather than be a number.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

Most teachers are helpful, but if a student has a conflict with a teacher the student cant transfer out of a class and may have to deal with the teacher in other classes. extracurricular activities are pretty good. no diversity in school and most student/teachers/parents dont know how to deal with diversity. i never would let another kid of mine go through the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 81%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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131 Roosevelt St
Alburnett, IA 52202
Phone: (319) 842-2263

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