Spirit Lake High School

2701 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Spirit Lake High School serves 403 students in grades 9-12.
Spirit Lake High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) 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 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Spirit Lake High School's student population of 403 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students403 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Spirit Lake High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Spirit Lake High School is 0.08, 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
#50 out of 1232 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
96%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.41
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpirit Lake Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Spirit Lake High School is Okoboji High School (6.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Spirit Lake Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spirit Lake Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Spirit Lake Spirit Lake Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 519 students
    0.0 miles
    2901 Hill Ave
    Spirit Lake, IA 51360
    (712) 336-2822
    0 PK-4 519
  • Spirit Lake Spirit Lake Middle School Math: 86% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 353 students
    0.2 miles
    609 28th St
    Spirit Lake, IA 51360
    (712) 336-1370
    0.2 5-8 353
  • Milford Okoboji Middle School Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 316 students
    3.6 miles
    10 Broadway
    Milford, IA 51351
    (712) 332-5641
    3.6 5-8 316
  • Milford Okoboji High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 268 students
    6.7 miles
    901 H. Ave.
    Milford, IA 51351
    (712) 338-2446
    6.7 9-12 268
  • Milford Okoboji Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 472 students
    6.9 miles
    705 N. Ave
    Milford, IA 51351
    (712) 338-2458
    6.9 PK-4 472

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