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North Cedar High School

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Posted December 13, 2013

Reviewing what has been written previous years, I am sorry to say that the original intent when the 4 districts combined in '94 is no longer the current administration intention. Be forewarned. It will soon be reduced to a Clarence Lowden district again. They are slowly removing high school activites to the Clarence building and are attempting to close the Stanwood site altogether. What will remain for the Mechanicsville site? it isn't looking good. I am so glad my kids are moving their families outside the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

I am a parent of three students that went from K to 12 in the North Cedar school system. They had teachers of varying quality and dedication in all levels of their education. The educational opportunities were not nearly as broad as in a big city school, but the overall level and attitude of the students was higher. My children were all driven to make the most of their education. They all graduated near the top of their class, but had plenty of challenging teachers along the way. If a student has the desire to learn at a high level, North Cedar has the teachers and staff to fulfill that need. I am quite happy with the education my children received. All three obtained near full ride scholastic scholarships to very good colleges as a result of their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Though North Cedar isn't completely perfect it's still a great place to get an education. I've traveled to many places and I never had better teachers than the ones I have at North Cedar or as many opportunities to get involved with so many extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2005

North Cedar High School is really great, it mostly the work of theacher like Mr. Rolling And Mr. Dees that keep this school doing so well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2005

May 2003 rating is speaking sour grapes. I think North Cedar has a faculty that for the most part work together and care about all of their students. That same vocal teacher has half the high school students in choir, and doesn't cut anyone out. All the kids are welcome, even students who aren't in any other activity. North Cedar has many career teachers.Students are taught to respect adults through earning respect themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

Students at North Cedar High School have the opportunity to become as involved with the school as they want. They have opportunities to play sports, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl, be part of one of the best cheerleading squads in the state (2nd place at Nationals in 2003), drama, individual and group speech, choir, band, Peers, and the list goes on. Academically, our curriculum offers high level courses to prepare for college and vocational training. Grade points averages are based on a high scale (92% is a B+ for example). North Cedar has its problems, but it is a safe environment with most teachers really caring about the students and tend to be fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2003

North Cedar has teachers who play favorites, such as with their own children in their classes (mainly the vocal music instructor). Those students always get the lead roles, the solos, the training, the chances. The art teacher tends to lean towards these students as well in lead rolls in plays and speech events. Sports is overemphasized...music and drama are underemphasized...all due to parental backing for sports, which has been the same for years. Band was dropped from 5th grade all together a few years ago, meaning that North Cedar is always 1 year behind other schools in instrument training and band participation in contests and events. There are some good teachers there too...but too many who play favorites or judge students if they aren't interested in sports.


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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%
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 Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 94% 81%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
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 23%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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102 East North St
Stanwood, IA 52337
Phone: (563) 942-3341

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