North Polk High School

  • North Polk High School serves 412 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 78%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • North Polk High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 22%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • North Polk High School's student population of 412 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students412 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • North Polk High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,252 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North Polk High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
10%
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Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in North Polk High School and the percentage of Black students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
White
96%
78%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Polk High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.080.23
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Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in North Polk High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Polk High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorth Polk Community School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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