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Iowa High School

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Posted March 20, 2013

The academics at this school were phenomenal. The Biology, English and French classes were amazing (I went to a lot of high schools, so I have compared them). I will say that this is probably my favorite one because the students that went here were very unique and social, accepting and smart. Most of the teacher's methods are very special. They really get you involved. I was surprised how much the teachers cared and how much they want you to learn.. Not just for the standardized tests, but for the future. A+


Posted February 4, 2005

IHS Yellow Jackets. I refer to my years at IHS as the growing years. I made many friends and had wonderful teachers. My graduating class rocked in athletics (track, basketball, baseball, etc.) - name it, we conquered it. It's a nice town to grow up in. I have learned in order to become successful in anything, especially life, you have to take action, because if you don't life will push you out the way and move on without you. People ask why I'm always running - well it's because I'm trying to keep up. That what I hope many other youngsters will do - keep up. How can they do this you might ask? Well, get and education, work hard at whatever you do (school, athletics, job), never give up (no one likes a quitter), and always set goals. IHS gets an A+ in my book. Go Yellow Jackets. Love Jackie.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2004

Iowa High school in my opinion is a really great school. The teachers really try to get involved as much as they can with all their students. My Art teacher Mrs. Guillory taught me to never give up on my dreams. I have always wanted to go to school for interior design, and guess what. I am doing just that. Iowa High really beleives in extra curicullar activities, and they really support them. When I went to school there I enjoyed almost all of my teachers. For instance, Mrs Hoffpauir who then was my English teacher always made sure I stayed focused even though I had trouble with grammar. She is now the asst. principal. I have to say if it were not for the great teachers at Iowa High I probably would not be where I am today. My years at Iowa High were the best years of my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2004

I am a senior at Iowa and I have to admit that Iowa is the best place that I has been to so far! I graduate in 2005. The teachers, staff students & sports are really exciting. It may be boring at times but I wouldnt go to any other school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2004

I beleive as a whole the High School is a good one. The leadership and discipline is good. I graduated in 1983 and this school has improved tremendously with my daughter graduating 2004. The FFA and 4H programs are exceptional. I would encourage any student interested in an ag program to try to come to Iowa High. I do wish that they supported the Rodeo kids a little more. The kids and sponsor represent Iowa in the High School Rodeo Association and do an excellent job, and are recognized all over the state. We even have students who are state champions and go on to compete Nationally. I have found a very caring academic atmosphere at Iowa. Even had teachers call at home when my daughter was absent to check on her. (Rare) I don't have to worry like I did at the Junior High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2003

Iowa high can be improved in numerous ways...the graduates, like myself, find that most students that graduate from that school have no goals to get far in life...much less cirriculum advantage. They need more classes and more motivation among the faculty. I am like an exception because I had the motivation to get as far away as possible from that school. Unlike others, I had goals to make something out of myself when this school just seemed to hold me back.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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67%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

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25%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

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English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 47%
Black 31% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Health & athletics

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mike Oakley
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4381

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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401 West Miller Ave
Iowa, LA 70647
Phone: (337) 217-4380

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