7945 Ne University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Southeast Polk High School serves 2,073 students in grades 9-12.
Southeast Polk High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 66% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Southeast Polk High School's student population of 2,073 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,073 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Southeast Polk High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Southeast Polk High School is 0.31, 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
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#703 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southeast Polk High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
68%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southeast Polk High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Southeast Polk High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southeast Polk High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southeast Polk High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
83%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southeast Polk High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.31
This chart display the diversity score of Southeast Polk High School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Southeast Polk High School and public school graduation rate of Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southeast Polk High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southeast Polk High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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Best school it''s clean staff nice.
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Produce better scores in the state testing, the money paid in to the school does not reflect in the test scores. Hold the administration and faculty accountable.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,073 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31 (Top 50%)

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