Belle Plaine Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Belle Plaine, IA. It has 255 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Belle Plaine Junior/Senior High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Belle Plaine Junior/Senior High School Reviews
I have been attending Belle Plaine Junior/Senior High since the start of my junior high career. When I first came here, I knew I was going to love it. I had been dreaming about the day when I would be able to attend high school with the older kids, doing what they do whether it be sports, drama, clubs, or extracurricular of any kind. I quickly learned that my school has much more pride than I originally thought, and works hard to make sure any student who enters the building leaves with character, dignity, and a plan for their future. I was a part of drama throughout school, with Individual Speech being my favorite yearly activity. In 2018, I was the only person at Belle Plaine to perform in the All State Individual Speech competition. I won a banner for my school, which is now proudly hung in our library. I am excited to move on to college, and I know that the skills I learned at Belle Plaine will make it so I already have the hard working, positive attitude I will need for college.
Athletics are the most popular and fun options our school has. Over the past 3 years our basketball team made it's first appearance ever at the state basketball tournament and this past summer our softball team also made their first appearance at the state tournament. The substate basketball game and the game before state for the softball team brought it people from everywhere. The stands packed at the substate basketball game, everyone was wearing our t-shirts and a lot of us had no idea who some of the people were. At the softball game our entire parking area was filled there was no where left to park because so many people showed up. Our community, administration, parents, strangers, everyone does a phenomenal job at supporting our school no matter what, whether it's athletics or a band concert our bleachers are always filled with support.
Belle Plaine High School has some good opportunities, but the people attending it make up, for me, one of the biggest drawbacks to this school. Most students are uneducated on social issues and will spout disgusting slurs and/or make terribly offensive remarks on the daily, and there are currently no existing classes made to educate students about said issues. The huge lack of diversity in this rural midwestern town is no doubt the cause of this scenario. However, just because Belle Plaine's students don't deal with many people who arent straight, cis, white, able-bodied Christians on a daily basis, there is no excuse for such a great lack of education. While BPHS is typically not an overtly hostile environment, I have seen many cases of both subtle and blatant racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, ableism, and other forms of aggression against certain groups almost every single day while attending this school. I really wish there were more programs and classes intending to educate both students and faculty on issues facing our world today. Overall, it would make my experience at this school much better.