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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School is an above average, public school located in Clarion, IA. It has 295 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
1111 Willow Dr
Clarion, IA 50525
Telephone
(515) 532-2895
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
31 responses
AP Enrollment
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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
    B+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,789
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$688
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,400
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.
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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
295
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,405
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,475/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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I've gone to CGD School ever since I've been in preschool. The high school as a whole is overall great. Everyone gets along and almost everyone is included in an activity. I wish there were more diversity in the school since there's less than 50 Latinos in the whole school. I love my school because it's small and the average classroom size is about 25 students. CGDHS has a partnership with a community college in Fort Dodge, IA and students attend the career academy and they offer specific classes for what each student wants to go into. For example, I want to go into nursing and the career academy offers the basic perquisites that most colleges require. I'm thankful for my school and how much the teachers and the board put effort into each student.
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The extracurricular opportunities at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School are amazing. As a student, I am involved in many groups through the school. For example, I am involved in band, volleyball, golf, dance, color guard, musicals, and meals on wheels. Meals on wheels is done during school and gives the opportunity to students to serve others. Volleyball, golf, and musicals are normally practiced after school hours and has a very high level of commitment. Band is practiced during the school day and has a moderate level of commitment. Color guard and dance are done in the mornings before school officially starts and also has a moderate level of commitment. All in all, sports are the most popular extracurricular activities and our administration has full support in every extracurricular available.
I moved to Clarion not too long ago and have loved the school ever since. The teachers are welcoming and very caring. They always find different ways of teaching material and make it so the student actually take something away from it. The only thing I would change is having more diversity in food and activities. Having some more diversity in this school will positively impact the school as a whole.