Mason City High School

  • Mason City High School serves 986 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is equal to the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 73% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Mason City 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Mason City High School's student population of 986 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students986 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mason City High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mason City High School is 0.28, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#796 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
84%
77%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mason City High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.280.40
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Graduation Rate≥95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mason City High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMason City Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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