Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School

  • Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School serves 255 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School's student population of 255 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students255 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#858 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
11%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
95%
77%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.100.25
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Graduation Rate80-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Belle Plaine Jr/sr High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBelle Plaine Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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