2701 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Spirit Lake High School serves 378 students in grades 9-12.
Spirit Lake 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 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (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 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Spirit Lake High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Spirit Lake High School's student population of 378 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
378 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Spirit Lake High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Spirit Lake High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#102 out of 1227 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
92%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
88%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 378 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15

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