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North Polk High School

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Posted October 29, 2013

The North Polk School system is more devoted to sports than class sizes. All bond capacity is used up until at least 2018 and the leadership has no plan for the future growth especially at the lower class levels. 26 kids per class in 1st grade in Polk City,a city which is growing rapidly. The board members either have no kids in the district or older kids and do not seem to care about the youngest classes. They spent every dollar of bonding capacity on a new high school with a good chunk going to athletic uses while classroom sizes go up and classroom space is used up. I hope they sleep well at night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

North Polk Community school district has great teachers who dedicate their time to see their students reach their full potential. Being a student of 4-years, I honestly can not say I would have rather attended any other school. The students, sports-oriented or musically-inclined, all intermingle to create a strong student body. I do not recall of any situation where administrators asked a student to leave because they were afraid of the test scores. Everyone is welcome here. It is and will remain an excellent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2012

If I could give them 0 stars I would. This school is HIGHLY sports-oriented and seems to forget that students are not all jocks. Children who are not jocks are bullied and nothing is done about it by administrators. If a child is in special education, anything and everything is done to get them out of the district so it doesn't bring down test scores.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
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 95% 81%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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315 NE 141st Ave
Alleman, IA 50007
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