South O'brien Secondary School

307 W Groesbeck
Paullina, IA 51046
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
South O'brien Secondary School serves 283 students in grades 7-12.
South O'brien Secondary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

South O'brien Secondary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

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 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students283 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

South O'brien Secondary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#322 out of 1232 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
90%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.190.41
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth O'brien Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South O'brien Secondary School is Mmcru High School (12.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hartley-melvin-sanborn Middle School (14.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South O'brien Elementary School Primghar Center (8.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Primghar South O'brien Elementary School Primghar Center Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 317 students
    8.3 miles
    155 3rd St Ne
    Primghar, IA 51245
    (712) 957-3755
    8.3 PK-6 317
  • Marcus Mmcru High School Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 165 students
    12.4 miles
    400 E Fenton St
    Marcus, IA 51035
    (712) 376-4172
    12.4 9-12 165
  • Marcus Mmcru Marcus Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-4 | 189 students
    12.4 miles
    500 E Fenton St
    Marcus, IA 51035
    (712) 376-2615
    12.4 PK-4 189
  • Hospers Hospers Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 232 students
    12.5 miles
    201 4th Ave S
    Hospers, IA 51238
    (712) 752-8480
    12.5 PK-5 232
  • Sanborn Hartley-melvin-sanborn Middle School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 193 students
    14.4 miles
    509 Main St.
    Sanborn, IA 51248
    (712) 930-3281
    14.4 5-8 193

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