Clarke Community High School

800 N Jackson St
Osceola, IA 50213
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 418 students in grades 9-12, Clarke Community High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 418 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : 90-94% (Top 30% in IA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • : 67% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Clarke Community High School's student population of 418 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
418 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Clarke Community High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Clarke Community High School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
#896 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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49%
64%
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67%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
63%
73%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.51
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90-94%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clarke Community High School's ranking?
Clarke Community High School is ranked #896 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Clarke Community High School?
The graduation rate of Clarke Community High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Clarke Community High School?
418 students attend Clarke Community High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Clarke Community High School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Clarke Community High School?
Clarke Community High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Clarke Community High School offer ?
Clarke Community High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Clarke Community High School part of?
Clarke Community High School is part of Clarke Comm School District.

School Reviews

4   8/28/2019
You get what you put into the school. Both of my children graduated from Clarke and both went on to complete 4-year degrees, one in state at ISU and the other in Virginia at a private college. One of my students was dyslexic and the district worked to assist the student with their learning goals. Both of my children had enriching experiences and were active in the music and athletic programs. Is the district perfect? No. But the teachers genuinely care. If there are concerns, the staff is ready to work with you to come to a compromise. Active parenting and good communication with the school staff is needed at any school.
- Posted by Parent - clarke proud
2   4/5/2010
Friends of my daughter have told her not to move or go to school there because of teacher who are not very nice
- Posted by Parent - jmcha

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 418 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : 90-94% (Top 30%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • : 67% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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