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Moravia High School

Public | 7-12 | 162 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 15, 2011

Does a great job with all students, Staff cares about student welfare and academic success of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I have children that go to this school. Our experience there has been challenging for the most part. I want to highly recommend two out standing teachers that both my children have had. They are Ms.Main and Mrs.Lenz they have went above beyond the call of making sure my childrens well being at that school. The school needs better communication skills developed and more interaction on behalf parents/students. It's a small school and has potential, I hope that the leaders themselves are teachable. They have much room to grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I feel that Moravia tries extremely hard in everything they do. The teachers are over worked and under paid and the school gets hardly no money from the State of Iowa.The parents are the ones that don't care about whether the children learn or not! They just want them to pass. If the teachers give a failing grade because the child did not work and failed every test, the parents come in and complain and threaten the teachers to change the grades so it won't look bad on thier records. This is garbage. Parents do not discipline thier children and do not back up the teachers orthe principles in any way or form. A school can only do as well as their parents invlovement. How many parents actually help Moravia out? Less then a handful. It's a shame all they want is a babysitting service. Children are lazy Don't blame Teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

This school really needs to work on its academics. They are quickly falling behind what the state requires. These kids are going to struggle in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

As a teacher at Moravia I can honestly say that everyone works very hard to achieve success. Teachers and staff spend countless hours outside their contracts to create interesting and meaningful lessons, coach sports, attend/run activities, and provide additonal support to struggling students. The small class sizes allow for much individualized instruction, and unique learning opportunities for students. Moravia is a high quality school with a motivated, dedicated, and highly qualified faculty and staff who will do just about anything to help students learn and achieve their highest potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2006

Moravia Schools does infact need some improvements. However, it is the parents of the Students who need to improve. The staff at Moravia Schools can only do so much as far as the education level and extraccurricular activities are concerned. I have seen excellent work on staffs part.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 19, 2005

I strongly believe that Moravia is not capable of providing good education to our children. The classes are simple and most of the teachers will allow the students to 'slide through'. Much of the faculty plays favorites, which is mostly their own children and their friends. The school is not just to many students. If you and your family did not grow up in the area or if you are not a sports jock, you will never fit in Moravia schools and they will let you know it. As far as I can see, the school has went tremendously downhill since I graduated. The different athletic teams have all went down to the ground as well as our wonderful band. What has happened to Moravia? I believe that the school needs much improvement. So much, in fact, perhaps it is impossible and needs to be either taken over or shut down.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2004

I feel Moravia is doing a great job educating our students. They are light years ahead of other area schools in preparing their students for college. This is both a blessing and a curse. Due to the tough classes some students are not able to do as well as they would at Centerville, however Centervilles honor roll students would only be average at Moravia. As for the sports teams, they are starting to rebound after some embarressing rebuilding years. The young athletes are really starting to step up to the responsibility of representing their school on the playing field.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2004

I think the school is not up to par with surrounding schools such as Centerville, Seymour, and isnt even close to Moulton. There sports team are lacking quality and thier students are not well educated.
—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 77% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
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 Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 disadvantaged63%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 99% 81%
Black 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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505 North Trussell St
Moravia, IA 52571
Phone: (641) 724-3241

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