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Griswold Middle/High School

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Posted May 13, 2014

The Griswold school district focuses on the "easy" students, the ones that get the good grades and do exactly what the teachers ask. When it comes to children with ADHD the teachers have not been taught how to teach them. Those students fall through the cracks if the parents don't speak up, getting anything "officially" done to help can take and has taken years. The teachers stereotype students, which makes it difficult for the students to turn things around. This is especially frustrating because the students have most of the same teachers all 3 years in Jr. High. Not all teachers are this way, there are a few that are really great. Be prepared for the principal to take the side of his teachers before the welfare of the student, regardless of how disrespectful the teacher has been. GCSD does do well when it comes to sports. They give each student the opportunity to play and encourage this. It gives them the chance to try out several sports to find what they enjoy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

This school has a lot to be desired. the great teachers are being run out and mediocre ones are being retained. if your child has a learning disability you should avoid the programs here It is just as easy to get "lost" in this small town school as it is in a large metropolitan school, but the learning oppurtunities are not as available for hte students that wish to apply themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

The shift from elementary to middle school is more than difficult for students in the district. In elementary they get plenty of differentiated instruction and project-based learning, and have high achievement. When in middle school, that all changes. In most classes it is worksheets and more worksheets. It is more about a grade than about learning. The high school is better than the middle school, as a whole, though there are pockets of exceptional teachers at both levels, as well as the teachers that think the students need to meet their method of teaching, instead of teachers meeting the learning needs of students. I have higher expectations of teachers for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

Griswold is a great school! We keep up with the latest technology! The teachers are great! Everyone gets a chance to know you!
—Submitted by a student


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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 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% 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 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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 Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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 Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 36%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Griswold, IA 51535
Phone: (712) 778-2154

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