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Nevada High School

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Posted January 20, 2014

Justin Gross and Jeff Baker are excellent and enthusiastic leaders. I am so proud of them, and the work they have done to raise the standards at the high school. Building renovations are complete and the result is a beautiful and state-of-the-art place for learning! Teachers have ALWAYS responded to my emails/calls, and are often there after hours. I appreciate the willingness in the district to try new things, and the willingness to "go back" if things don't work as predicted. The school is small enough that students have the chance to participate in band and sports, and coaches have tried to accommodate "dual-sporters." The community is very supportive of any school improvement bond issues- the Josephine Toph Auditorium is a testament to that!! We live on the edge of four school districts, and so far I have been happy that I chose Nevada.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

This school is very cliquey and if you are not in the right click you will be easily passed over. As a former student with an over 3.0 GPA average, I decided to attend the local state university. After receiving all my textbooks, I glanced through and was mortified to find Nevada did not prepare me well enough to take university level courses. I dropped out and had to take "high school" level math and english courses at a community college to get me to the point I was ready to enter the local university. This school does have a high amount of extra-curricular activities, but again, if you are not in the right click, do not bother...you will regret participating in these activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

As a graduate of Nevada High School, I would have to say that the one-on-one teacher-student help is great!! When things are not understood you know you can go to the teachers and they will do everything in their power to help you to understand!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

As a former teacher from NHS, I feel that Neavda has a great school system and that they are truly educating the students on the Neavada area. Go Cubs!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 13, 2007

Nevada High School has a great reputation for really challenging the students. They have many extracurricular activities and encourage students to try it all. The teachers work hard and try to give each student the attention they need. All four of my kids have excelled in their own way here and it is a great place to raise teens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

Nevada High has outstanding academics. The TAG program is exceptional. Students are challenged to reach their academic potential.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 93% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 29%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 15th St
Nevada, IA 50201
Phone: (515) 382-3521

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