3715 Pennsylvania Ave
Dubuque, IA 52002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Hempstead High School serves 1,709 students in grades 9-12.
Hempstead 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 71% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is equal to the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Hempstead High School's student population of 1,709 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 107 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,709 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
107 teachers
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School Rankings

Hempstead 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 Hempstead High School is 0.34, 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
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#692 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
81%
76%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Graduation Rate
88%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,709 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.34 (Top 50%)

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