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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Carlisle High School is an above average, public school located in Carlisle, IA. It has 627 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
430 School St
Carlisle, IA 50047
Telephone
(515) 989-0831
Website
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Carlisle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
113 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$68,568
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Prom
    26%
  • Homecoming week
    22%
  • Student section
    22%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Tailgating before football games
    9%
  • Volleyball games
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
627
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,604
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.5%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,076/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Going to Carlisle has been the best high school experience I could ask for. It’s the perfect size. The staff at CHS has helped be grow not only as a student, but as a professional in the work field and life in general. The only thing I could ask for is for a longer lunch period!
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It wasn't too big a school, which made it easier to get to know my classmates and teachers alike. The school tries their utmost best to help their students succeed academically, despite whether or not their help is received well. They genuinely care for their students wellbeing. However, while they may have good intentions, they don't really take the opinions of the student body as a whole very seriously. They'll listen, but won't act.
Overall Carlisle is decent. It isn’t the worse but it isn’t the best. We have decent academics, but we need more college opportunities for underclassmen. I think they focus too much on tag, which doesn’t accurately reflect all the students that should be in it, as it’s all test scores, which doesn’t 100% portray. Socially we aren’t the best or most accepting, but we aren’t the worst. It’s a predominantly white school.