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Indianola High School

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Posted February 1, 2011

Academically, IHS is a great school that allows all students to excel and participate. I am disappointed with the boys sports program, particularly football, that seems to put winning above personal growth and development. Only the gifted athletes will be allowed playing time, irregardless of the effort put into training and practice by all participants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Indianola High School provides a highly motivated and diverse environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

Best school in Iowa!!!!! Great teachers and very clean school. My kids tell me that they feel very safe in this school. I give this school a A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

I feel that we have one of best high schools in Iowa.M ost of the teachers relly care about how well our kids do. I also feel that other schools do a good job. I just wish that we could give them more money to work with .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2003

I like the amount of opportunities there are for children to participate in extracurricular activities. However I think there should be more encouragement for the students to do well. I think they need to be more aware of how much their High School education affects the rest of their life. Thank You.


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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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities61%
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 92% 81%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 27%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1304 East 1st
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-9510

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