1201 Ne Poplar
Leon, IA 50144
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Decatur Ms/hs High School serves 297 students in grades 7-12.
Central Decatur Ms/hs High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

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Central Decatur Ms/hs High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Central Decatur Ms/hs High School's student population of 297 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
297 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Decatur Ms/hs High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Decatur Ms/hs High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#822 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
97%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
we have many academic ratings in our school. Every single student is in at least one or more academic program. I have never met a student that had been held back for bad grades. There are so many people in music, arts and sports. The students here are very athletic in many ways. If the students are not passing they will be excused from the team. The music is the part what keeps our school together. The band and chorus directors are awsome! The high school team for basketball went to state in 2006. We also had the baseball team and softball team go to state as well. We have geography bees held every single year. Last year Austin Hall a seventh grader currently won. The facility is very good. The teachers work very hard to keep us safe. The parents are involved with so much. They help with the dances and school activities. We involve the parents as much as we can. The parents give so much to the school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 297 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.06 (Btm 50%)

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