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Keota High School

Public | 7-12 | 139 students

 
 

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Posted October 21, 2013

This is a great school leading in test scores in Iowa. Basketball team is very well coached and successful, along with Volleyball and Speech/Drama dept. Kids have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities and actully get to particpate, not just on the sidelines. Alumni from Keota go on to be successful in college, and lead the way in their chosen fields. Staff is wonderful at Keota. The town has great Eagle Pride and are defending SICL Champs year after year in Basketball. Top notch in education, sports, faith and family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

mykids came from a bigger school andthey have had no problems here the teachers and the students have been good to my children and have welcomed them with no problems
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

Even though my oldest has only completed 1 year of school at Keota, my wife and I are very impressed with the teaching staff and the involvement of the parents in their child's education. As a newcomer you can definitely sense a lot of pride in both the community and the schools. Something which is hard to feel as strongly about in a larger school (at least from my own experience). Go Eagles....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2005

Keota has offered me, my husband, and our two children a great education. My children are either in college or graduates. I graduated from Keota many years ago and am now in an executive position in my field. The district offers college level courses which challenge even top students. A small school to be sure but overall, the teachers care about the students. Most of the teachers live in the community and have children in the school system. Great extracurricular activities too. The vocal music department involves between a third and half of the high school student population. The shared football program between Keota and Sigourney is a perennial powerhouse in the state. Keota's volleyball program is also a state contender. Both girls and boys track teams are strong. The community is clean and thriving with small businesses, often owned/operated by persons raised in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

Let's just say my children moved here from a larger school district and I niavely thought they would do better with more one on one attention. They are not! and the confrences I have continuously had with the teachers have resulted in absolutly no follow up. For some reason the administration does not feel they should have to follow through with the action plans that are set up between parents and teachers.
—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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
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 Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
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 Students100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 81%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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400 North Ellis St
Keota, IA 52248
Phone: (641) 636-3491

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