Van Meter High School

520 1st Ave
Van Meter, IA 50261
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 1%
Serving 283 students in grades 9-12, Van Meter High School ranks in the top 1% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • : ≥90% (Top 50% in IA)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Van Meter High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Van Meter High School's student population of 283 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
283 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Meter High School ranks within the top 1% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Van Meter High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IA)
#8 out of 1221 schools
(Top 1%)
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85-89%
64%
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90-94%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
94%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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0.12
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≥90%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Van Meter High School's ranking?
Van Meter High School is ranked #8 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Van Meter High School often compared to?
Van Meter High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Adm Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
85-89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 90-94% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Van Meter High School?
The graduation rate of Van Meter High School is 90%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Van Meter High School?
283 students attend Van Meter High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Van Meter High School students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Van Meter High School?
Van Meter High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Van Meter High School offer ?
Van Meter High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Van Meter High School part of?
Van Meter High School is part of Van Meter Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • : ≥90% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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