Saydel High School

  • Saydel High School serves 421 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-64% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Saydel 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 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

School Overview

  • Saydel High School's student population of 421 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students421 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Saydel 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 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Saydel High School is 0.25, 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#1068 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
86%
77%
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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 Saydel High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.250.40
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Graduation Rate85-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
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 Saydel 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 NameSaydel Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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The Saydel School District is a great school district to put your kids in. A really good thing about this school is that their academic rates are high and the availibility of music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities is fantastic. Plus, it's a very loving and caring school district.
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