Marshalltown High School

1602 S 2nd Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Marshalltown High School serves 1,513 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% 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: 1,513 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Marshalltown High School's student population of 1,513 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,513 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
102 teachers
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School Rankings

Marshalltown High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Marshalltown High School is 0.59, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#1028 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
55%
12%
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Black
3%
7%
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White
33%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
84%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Marshalltown High School's ranking?
Marshalltown High School is ranked #1028 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Marshalltown High School often compared to?
Marshalltown High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like East Marshall Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Marshalltown High School?
The graduation rate of Marshalltown High School is 84%, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Marshalltown High School?
1,513 students attend Marshalltown High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Marshalltown High School students are Hispanic, 33% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Marshalltown High School?
Marshalltown High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Marshalltown High School offer ?
Marshalltown High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Marshalltown High School part of?
Marshalltown High School is part of Marshalltown Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,513 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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