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Treynor Middle School / High School

Public | 6-12 | 388 students

 
 

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Posted October 27, 2013

All students in grades 6-12 now have either an I-PAD or laptop computer provided by the school district. The new Iowa Core curriculum has been accepted by the district. Test scores continue to be very high in this area of the state. The staff has been in-serviced in "Capturing Kids Hearts" which has even increased more the educational relationships between teachers and students. Thirty percent of the students enrolled are from other nearby districts mainly because of high academic standards here. open enrollment students


Posted August 31, 2009

I've had two kids go K-12, one still in high school. I was speptical at first because I came from a very large school system out of state. I realized that the opportunities that a good small school far outweigh any advantage of a larger school system. The education the kids receive is second to none. Yes, sports are big, so is the excellent music department. They also offer an outstanding speech program. I personally know of many kids who fit in fantasitically coming in the system later. My guess is that it is harder if you aren't interested in any of the major EC activities Treynor offers. As far as a student advocate--that is what the school board is suppose to do. As long as you go through the proper channels--teacher, principle, superindentant first. If your problem isn't resolved, then go to the school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

We are very happy with the academics, teachers, and the administration. However, this is is a small school and it's very difficult for new students to make friends with the already established groups. We chose the school for its strong academics, but in hindsight we might have been happier in a larger school with more social opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Treynor Junior - Senior High School is truly a great school system. The facultiy and staff are great who people who invest in the young people in the community. Treynor consistently leads the state in test scores and student academic performance. The school also has a great history of athletic excellence in both boys and girls sports.


Posted October 25, 2006

I attended Treynor K-12, but it wasn't until high school that I decided I didn't enjoy the school. Elementary was fantastic, and is even better now because the programs and teachers have improved. However, programs for those that need special help should be improved. I have a friend in junior high that is misunderstood because teachers and administrators don't take the time to get to know him. People that don't fit the 'mold' or are different have a hard time getting a respected education. The same goes for sports - which are apparently more important at this school than an education. Additionally, I would say that if your child is going to be attending high school, please find someplace that is not as secluded and selfish, as Treynor is. Your child deserves an amazing education - something the disorganized teachers here can't provide.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2006

I attended Treynor for my entire education, K-12. Therefore, I never had to deal with the things that some 'outsiders' had to deal with. It is difficult if one does not fit it. However, that happens at all schools. Academics, sports, and extracurriculars are superb. The teachers are excellent. They truly care about the success and well-being of each and every student. Although a lot of importance is placed on sports, academics do come first. Bad grades will put you on the bench, as will a bad attitude. Treynor is difficult academically but that is why so many go on to higher education. My younger sibling will go to Treynor and, even though it may have it's drawbacks, the positive far ourweigh the negative.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 5, 2005

First of all, sports are a big part of school, just like every school, its a proven fact that the more involed you are in sports the better your grades will be. But first and foremost grades are the most important thing at Treynor. We have a rule of one 'F' and you can't play sports, find me another school that is that stingy. The people and students that gave the bad ratings are either parents that are mad about there kids getting bad grades or kids that can't handle the challenge Treynor provides. I don't know who gave the last rating, but your kid really goes to my school, tell him to talk to the teachers, they will definately help him out, it's no one but the students fault if they don't want to learn. The opportunity at Treynor is great, and recommend it to all newcomers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2005

When we first moved here the quality of education far out weighted that of other area schools. Sorry to say that is no longer the case. We have teachers that are disorganized, unresponsive to students and higher leadership that is one sided. There is not a student advocate. These students are out there on their own. Students look to their parents and teachers as roll models. Sad to say their are very few teachers here that care about the children reaching their full potential, they are more concerned about sports. If you don't have a ton of money or don't play sports you are a NOBODY at Treynor! That is really sad! Children are the future! What values is Treynor installing in these children??? There really needs to be a review of the administrative leadership as well as the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

I went to Treynor my whole life up until High School because my parents were divorced. I could have stayed at Treynor and open-enrolled, but I decided to change schools because a greater part of the people who go there are snotty and stuck on themselves. I would rather go to a school where I don't know anyone than go to Treynor.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2004

I attended Treynor High School and I thought it provided me with a great education. I was involved in sports as well as music. Academics are very high for nearly every student and the teachers are great. Athletics and music are top notch and have had great success over the years. I believe this school is a great school to send your kid to and they will be better prepared for their future when they leave Treynor High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 31, 2004

I am a student at Treynor, and to be honest with you, it's a pretty decent school. However, it has some serious flaws that you need to be aware of. First and foremost, though we have a good reputation for both academics and extracurriculars, way too much importance is placed on the sports. The whole school gets off for a day every time the football or volleyball team goes to a tournament, but when it comes to jazz band, choir, and speech...you can just forget about having the day off for their support at state competitions. While a group of the students get good grades, the majority of the student body could care less and will settle for c's any day. The general attitude at Treynor may be better than most schools, but it is still one of sloppiness, cliquiness, and sickening selfcenteredness. Think carefully before enrolling here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2004

Outstanding academic and extra-curricular participation. Less than 10% free and reduced lunch. Excellent community support with last 2 bonds issues receiving 83 and 88%. High assessed valuation with moderately low tax levy. Excellent facilities all airconditioned. Two gymnasiums with 1200 and 800 seating capacity. Auditorium. Most outstanding school in terms of championships in conference with Treynor having the lowest enrollment- 630 K-12 enrollment. High expectations. Ranked in top 10% in state in regard to student proficiency on Iowa Tests of Educational Development. More than 90% of senior go on to higher education. State tournament participation regular for both girls' and boys' sports. Marching, Jazz, and Concert band has many years of top ratings. Football team was state champ fall of 2003. Active speech program. High school Octagon (Optimist) Club. Some 18% of students are open enrolled 'in' from other districts due to excellent reputation. Well-behaved student body. Family oriented commuity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

As a student at Treynor, I just wanted to say that we have a great record of academic and extracurricular excellence. As any student will tell you, at Treynor, excellence is expected and excellence is acheived.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 72% in 2013.

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79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

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83%
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 77% in 2013.

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89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

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91%
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.

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2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

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77%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%
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

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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

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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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Reading

All Studentsn/a
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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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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All Students92%
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Asiann/a
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White92%
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 99% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
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 11%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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102 East Main St
Treynor, IA 51575
Phone: (712) 487-3804

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