Melcher-dallas High School

  • Melcher-dallas High School serves 79 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-79% (which is approximately 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 ≥80% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Melcher-dallas 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 top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Melcher-dallas High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Melcher-dallas High School's student population of 79 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students79 students
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Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Melcher-dallas 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 9:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Melcher-dallas High School is 0.13, 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#792 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-79%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥80%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:114:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
93%
77%
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Diversity Score0.130.40
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Graduation Rate≥80%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMelcher-Dallas Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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