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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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-
Clarinda High School is a public school located in Clarinda, IA. It has 281 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Clarinda 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
54 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$47,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$609
National
$949
Median Home Value
$90,400
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.
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
281
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,332
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,690/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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I have had very good communication with the teachers concerning my child’s needs. We had a safety concern earlier in the year and when we approached the school about it, they took it vert seriously. I couldn’t ask for anything more. The school offers AP classes, but the support for those classes need to be better. When my daughter would email her instructor with questions, many times it would be over 72 hours before a reply would be given. When she would ask her supervising teacher, they weren’t able to offer much help. This was frustrating for her and she is a high honors student. They have a very strong marching and concert band, plus an incredible theatre program. The vocal music is coming up in strength due to a newer teacher who isn’t afraid to put in the extra effort. Sports have coaches that are able to bring out the most in their athletes and hold them to getting good grades and exhibiting strong character in and out of school.
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Clarinda High School is an average school with no diversity. Clarinda needs to be more willing to change and better at accepting new ideas. It would be nice if the school offered more activities, such as archery and special skills clubs.
The thing I enjoyed most about Clarinda High School was that the teachers were always more than willing to help you out if you showed effort. They easily went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure you accomplished your goals. The class sizes were always small, my biggest class in my entire high school career was 35 students. The smallest class I had was 12 students. The community was very easy to live in, and the athletics were very nice as well. When you become a junior, opportunities start to get even better. The high school has a program with the community college where you can take dual credit classes. I took advantage of this and graduated high school with 24 credits, paying only for books. This high school has a lot of upside to it. I would definetly recommend it.