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Seymour High School

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3 stars

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Posted March 27, 2013

Seymour is an excellent school with many advantages such as small class size and caring teachers. My wife and I have two students currently enrolled and one recently graduated from this school. We have been very happy with their development in the Seymour Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

Seymour Comm has made great strides to become a technology savey district.Promethian boards are in every class room and several high school class are useing I-pads for classroom instruction. Changes in staffing has brought teacher with exciting new idea to the classroom both in the high school and the elementary classes. Problems do exist as in any school but creative solution are being searched for in every case. Low drug and crime problems along with its caring and safe environment makes Seymour Community Schools a excellent choice to educate my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

The person who runs this school doesn't care what happens with the children as long as he is getting the money from the state for the school and he has a secure job and a monthly paycheck. There is maybe a few that are great teachers in the high school area and only ONE excellent elementary teacher in 2nd grade. The 1st grade teacher wants to degrade your child but her children are in the same grade and they can do no wrong. I find that if your child is not the star athlete in this school then you are considered nothing. The school board is a joke and are out to see their own children succeed and since most of their children are no longer in school they could care less. They have a coach who coaches girls and most of the time he doesn't show up for their home games and he is very degrading towards the girls on his team and he would rather throw tantrums at most of the games and he chooses not to speak parents (especially if you are female) Reconsider taking your child to this school, unfortunately for the good ones that are here they will be over looked by the bad. Normally I would support a small school in a heart beat but this school is at the low end of schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

Seymour is unable to provide a good quality education to any of its students. The school board only cares about their few children at the expense of the rest of the school They have cut quality programs in favor of ones with the least number of students enrolled just because their children are in those classes. They do not care what the general public wants. Instead of embracing technology as many schools have, this school has rejected technology for the students. In the age of technology, this decision is setting the students up for failure rather than success.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
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%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 South Park
Seymour, IA 52590
Phone: (641) 898-2291

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