A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
3333 18th Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Telephone
(563) 332-7001

Bettendorf High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
12 responses
Average ACT
26
101 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Football games
    29%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Student Hunger Drive
    12%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Theatrical shows
    5%
  • Wresting Meet
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,467
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,946/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Bettendorf High School Reviews

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Our school is very into sports, extracurricular activities and very much into the bulldog, black and gold spirit, but Bettendorf High School lacks in some things that are pretty important. We are very blessed with supplies and good facilities, but we don't have the most important thing that's needed for a high school, safety. Even though we have a security guard, our school has never felt like a safe place to anyone. Within one year we had a stabbing and a lock down lasting for hours for a school shooting, luckily no shots ended up being fired but Bettendorf students couldn't of felt more vulnerable. Alongside these, we have our everyday life threatening situations, bullies. Bullying happens a lot here, and teachers don't seem to do much about it. Trust me, Bettendorf can win any school spirit or football game anyway, but a trophy for safest school is something we'll never get.
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There are a variety of clubs that reach out to a diverse group of people. For example, a popular club that has a large number is gaming club. Kids bring in systems or individual games and play with teachers and friends. The clubs are extremely relaxed and do not require 100% attendance and time commitment. The teachers who run the clubs are typically passionate about the club they are leading, making it a more enjoyable experience for others. Another school activity that is easily the most attended and most well known is the after school lifting program. Freshman, all the way up to seniors attend the intense workout program Bettendorf offers and it is taken very seriously, especially for football players. Attendance is expected four days a week and if an athlete is unable to attend, he is expected to make that day up.
I liked the engagement level of the teachers with the students at Bettendorf High School. I would like to see a change in the administration there, though, because lots of things that happen come down to politics and who you're "in" with. I would prefer to have an administration that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of the students, faculty, and staff instead of trying to advance themselves.