Mason City Comm School District

1515 S. Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Mason City Comm School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 3,527 students in Mason City Comm School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Mason City Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 68% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,326 Schools
# Students
3,527 Students
504,006 Students
# Teachers
268 Teachers
35,084 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Mason City Comm School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 327 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (IA)
#301 out of 327 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mason City Comm   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
50%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mason City Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
58%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mason City Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
85%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mason City Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.42
0.45
# American Indian Students
17 Students
1,945 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
47 Students
12,630 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
370 Students
60,805 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
12%
# Black Students
293 Students
33,290 Students
% Black Students
8%
7%
# White Students
2,645 Students
369,175 Students
% White Students
75%
73%
# Hawaiian Students
55 Students
2,364 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
100 Students
23,738 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
191
22,680
# Students in K Grade:
246
38,679
# Students in 1st Grade:
253
35,185
# Students in 2nd Grade:
229
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
256
35,271
# Students in 4th Grade:
244
34,910
# Students in 5th Grade:
236
35,083
# Students in 6th Grade:
238
36,361
# Students in 7th Grade:
266
37,347
# Students in 8th Grade:
305
38,760
# Students in 9th Grade:
268
40,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
271
38,936
# Students in 11th Grade:
250
37,654
# Students in 12th Grade:
274
37,457
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,199 is higher than the state median of $16,392. The school district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,988 is higher than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$64 MM
$8,262 MM
This chart display total revenue of Mason City Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$63 MM
$8,048 MM
This chart display total spending of Mason City Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,199
$16,392
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Mason City Comm   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,988
$15,968
This chart display average spending per public school student in Mason City Comm   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Mason City Comm School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1421 4th St. Se
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4411
Grades: PK-4
| 370 students
Rank: #22.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
313 15th St. Se
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4415
Grades: PK-4
| 352 students
Rank: #33.
Mason City High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 4th St. Se
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4431
Grades: 9-12
| 930 students
Rank: #44.
Harding Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1239 N Rhode Island Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4406
Grades: PK-4
| 319 students
Rank: #55.
Lincoln Intermediate
(Math: 45% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 S. Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4423
Grades: 5-6
| 466 students
Rank: #66.
John Adams Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
29 S Illinois Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4420
Grades: 7-8
| 556 students
Rank: #77.
Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1123 8th St. Nw
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4408
Grades: PK-4
| 362 students
Rank: #88.
Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
19 N. Illinois Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4426
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: n/an/a
1515 S Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 450-5001
Grades: K-12
| 86 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Mason City Comm School District?
Mason City Comm School District manages 9 public schools serving 3,527 students.
What is the rank of Mason City Comm School District?
Mason City Comm School District is ranked #302 out of 327 school districts in Iowa (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Iowa school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Mason City Comm School District?
75% of Mason City Comm School District students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Mason City Comm School District?
Mason City Comm School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What is Mason City Comm School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,988 is higher than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,527 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • : 58% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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