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Pocahontas Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 206 students

 
 

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Posted October 2, 2012

Pocahontas Area is a great school! I love working here. The staff here are great to work with. They are very caring and always willing to help out. The facilities are also top notch!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2012

I am so lucky to work at a school where the faculty does a great job at working together to do what is best for our students. The technology is state of the art and the buildings are in TOP shape for a learning environment!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2010

Pocahontas area has been quite unsatisfactory during my time here. The administration is subpar at best. The technology system is quite comical. The building is dirty and poorly maintained. One of the first experiences I had here was seeing a blood trail after two students got into a fist fight. I am counting down, 34 days untill graduation and freedom. ( I should note the school has some great teachers in the following: health, math, and art.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

I taught for a long time and have never been in a system where the caring of the students for each other has been higher. It has been impressive each time I visited. Life skills are important to me and my family.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 92% 81%
Hispanic 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 5%
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 33%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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205 2nd Ave NW
Pocahontas, IA 50574
Phone: (712) 335-4848

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