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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Creston High School is a public school located in Creston, IA. It has 478 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
601 W Townline
Creston, IA 50801
Telephone
(641) 782-2116
Website

Creston High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
33 responses
AP Enrollment
0%

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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,198
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$587
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,100
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Prom
    26%
  • Twirp Burp
    26%
  • Homecoming fireworks
    17%
  • Jam in the Gym
    17%
  • Senior night for each sport
    13%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
478
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,555
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,334/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Some of my favorite experiences at Creston High School are our homecoming weeks with a variety of different themes over the years, our shared contract with Orient-Macksburg in sports to give them opportunities in sports as well, and our Powderpuff and Volleybrawl competition between the Juniors and Seniors where the males play volleyball and the females play flag football!
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Of the few classes I have taken over the years I have always loved my teaches. One thing that needs to change is the students attitude toward their teachers. in many of my classes students did not show respect for their teachers. They may not have been disrespectful blatantly but in conversations outside the class that would bad mouth the teachers. It breaks my heart to see so many young people who have not been taught by their parents to respect the authorities in their lives.
The teachers in this school could do more to care about the students. They don't have any understanding for the students who struggle and assume that if one student can get something done, then all of the other students should be able to. Some teachers don't enter grades when they are supposed to causing some students to have F's and be unable to participate in sports even when they don't deserve the grade. Each teacher has their own style of teaching, but some just expect you to know what they are talking about and don't take the time to explain and then call you stupid or tell you to shut up when you're asking a "stupid" question.