Marshalltown High School

1602 S 2nd Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Marshalltown High School serves 1,486 students in grades 9-12.
Marshalltown 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Marshalltown High School's student population of 1,486 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

Marshalltown High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Marshalltown High School is 0.58, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#978 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
51%
11%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
40%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.580.41
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Graduation Rate
88%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarshalltown Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Marshalltown High School is East Marshall Senior High School (6.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is B R Miller Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lenihan Intermediate School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marshalltown Lenihan Intermediate School Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 741 students
    0.4 miles
    212 W Ingledue St
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 754-1160
    0.4 5-6 741
  • Marshalltown Anson Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 352 students
    0.5 miles
    1016 S 3rd Ave
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 754-1020
    0.5 PK-4 352
  • Marshalltown Fisher Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 416 students
    0.6 miles
    2001 S 4th St
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 754-1030
    0.6 PK-4 416
  • Marshalltown J C Hoglan Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 368 students
    0.7 miles
    2306 S 3rd Ave
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 754-1060
    0.7 PK-4 368
  • Marshalltown Woodbury Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 382 students
    1.4 miles
    8 N 7th Ave
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 754-1080
    1.4 PK-4 382

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