South O'brien Secondary School
South O'brien Secondary School serves 283 students in grades 7-12.
South O'brien Secondary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
South O'brien Secondary School's student population of 283 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
South O'brien Secondary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South O'brien Secondary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#426 out of 1227 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education
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