Decorah High School

  • Decorah High School serves 571 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 78%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Decorah High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Decorah High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Decorah High School's student population of 571 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students571 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decorah High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,252 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decorah High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#3 out of 1,252 schools
(Top 1%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
10%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
94%
77%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.120.24
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Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecorah Community School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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