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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central Lee High School is an above average, public school located in Donnellson, IA. It has 313 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Central Lee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
46 responses
AP Enrollment
1%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$55,536
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$638
National
$949
Median Home Value
$202,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Sports Banquets: The sports teams get recognition
    20%
  • Annual Schoolwide Dodgeball Tournament
    10%
  • Drive Your Tractor to School Day/Ag Week
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • March Madness: It plays all day in the cafeteria
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
313
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,253
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,280/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
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Central Lee has been very focused on academics, yet provides opportunities in a large variety of extra-curricular activities. Our family has had the pleasure of being involved in future problem solving, robotics, dance team, football, track, cross country, basketball, band, show choir and color guard. We have also been very involved in National Honor Society, Spanish club, AFS and Science club. I would give them a 5-star rating, but I feel there is always room for improvement. The one thing I would love to see Central Lee improve on is teacher retention, mainly in the music department.
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In my two years of attending this school, I’ve felt welcomed by the students and staff alike. I believe that this school has wonderful teachers and a wide variety of resources for students to challenge themselves (such as AP and college courses) and be prepared for higher education. However, I feel like the school really needs to work on informing parents and students about upcoming events and activities. I’ve personally met some students that would have been very excited about certain clubs and events had they known they existed. With that said, I believe that this school has a lot of potential and is heading in the right direction and I hope to see it improve in my last year of high school.
Central Lee High School is interested in the students best interests more than anything. All the way through, teachers and faculty constantly help and guide the students time and time again. Being a small school, the teachers know their students very well and know how to teach individuals.