Southeast Polk High School

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5/10
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Reviews
27
Grades
9-12
Students
1,980
Type
Public
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Math
82%
State avg: 83%
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Reading
83%
State avg: 79%
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Science
83%
State avg: 80%
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AP course participation
11%
State avg: 9%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
78%
State avg: 65%
SAT/ACT participation rate
17%
State avg: 36%
1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

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Equity
Environment
Students
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White
86%
Hispanic
7%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
Black
2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
307 :1
State avg: 409 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
95%
State avg: 90%
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Neighborhood
7945 Ne University Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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