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Ottumwa High School

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Posted August 4, 2007

While a student can get a good education within the Ottumwa school system, the system itself is not a very good one. The opportunities are there, especially when coordinated with classes at the local community college. However, access to the information as to how one obtains opportunities within the school is limited to those parents who make a real time commitment to asking the right questions of the right people. Using Ottumwa High School to educate one's child is not a user-friendly experience. Transparency is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

My children have numerous options for academics. The drama and band programs are amazing. My opinion and my involvement are always important. The teachers, counselors, and principal care
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

OHS is known for their higher standards of education. Music,art,and humanities as well as sports are just a part of the OHS experience. I am the mother of 2 students, Alfred from Forshaga Sweden, and Kristof from Budapest Hungary. They were two of the players on Ottumwa's first soccer team. They felt that their experiences in America educationally were equal to or even surpassed those of European educational facilities. OHS provided my two boys with a high quality experience of not only our culture, but provided them the opportunity and confidence to seek University placements after returning to their native countries. OHS,The Bulldogs,American friends,and a superb education will always be with my special sons, Alfred and Kristof!! It was great to know that my sons could have the same quality of school life that my entire family and many friends have experienced. Thank you OHS, Ruth 1969
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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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners45%

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners27%
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 77% 81%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 46%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 East 2nd
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: (641) 683-4444

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