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Preston High School

Public | 7-12 | 212 students

 
 

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4 reviews of this school


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Posted February 20, 2013

Sorry but I had to open enroll my young jr high children to another nearby district. I don't feel they will get the proper education given the declining enrollment. Even though the merger passed, I still feel the enrollment will continue to decline. The academics have also gone downhill. I have done my homework and looked into other districts and found the one to suit my children. My children are also ridiculed daily because they are not "athletic" enough. This school focuses on sports more than academics so my children next year will be going to a well rounded school that recognizes academics, fine arts, speech and other important items as well as sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

The school is a small school with a declining enrollment, similar to other surrounding districts. Lack of enrollment and declining funding, make it impossible to offer the requirements set forth by the state. The high school meets those requirements by sharing classes with surrounding schools. The school is in the process of analizing the options they have available to see how they can improve the educational opportunities for the students in the future to help prepare them for life at college or in a career


Posted November 20, 2009

This school has been working extremely hard to prepare all students for college. They are providing a technology enriched curriculum with updated materials. The staff is focusing on the ICC and reading comprehension. The Olvweus bullying prevention program has been implemented, and basic skills scores are improving nicely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2004

This school doesn't deal with bullying very well. They let kids pick on other students. The teachers are still teaching in the same manner that they did in the 1970's, not updating their material at all.
—Submitted by a former 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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
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 Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
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 Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 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 19%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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321 West School
Preston, IA 52069
Phone: (563) 689-4221

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