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Dubuque Senior High School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2012:
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7 reviews of this school


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Posted March 30, 2014

This is one of the best high schools in the area. So many opportunities for the students!! We love Dubuque Senior!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2012

Maybe I'm a little biased, but i think that this is the best school in Dubuque. The administration keeps things in line and are respected. Kids don't get bullied for being gay or different, which is really important. We have amazing school spirit, and a lot of the school shows up to cheer on our team or go see the musical. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2012

Dubuque Senior High School provides a safe, welcoming environment where students can excel to their full potential. Teachers and administrators are respectful of students and expect respectful behavior in return. Communication between teachers and parents is open and encouraged. We are pleased that our children have had the opportunity to grow academically and personally at Dubuque Senior HIgh School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Great communication from teachers to parents, engaged administration that talks with parents, teachers and students and expects high results, geat advanced programs. Improving parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

A fantastic school for developing the individual student in a supportive environment. The students are attentive and well behaved. The teachers are dedicated and charismatic.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

I was the school nurse for 25 years at the above school and enjoyed every day! Staff and students are wonderful!


Posted August 16, 2006

Dubuque Senior High School is an acedemically advanced facility in which students are cared for, are given many opportunities and are comfortable in the Senior environment. It's a great place for parents to get involved and the students are accomplished and attentitive. I will never regret sending my four kids to Dubuque Senior High 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students91%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
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 87% 81%
Black 5% 5%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563) 552-5500

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