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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Decorah Community School District is a top rated, public school district located in Decorah, IA. It has 1,463 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
510 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone
(563) 382-4208
Website

Decorah Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
7 responses
Average ACT
25
113 responses
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,463
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,488
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$26,088,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,629/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    5%

Decorah Community School District Reviews

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Decorah pushes you to try anything and everything. This can be really great way to get students involved in something they are passionate about, but it can also lead to students spreading themselves too thin. When you are told to be a 4.0 student and a varsity athlete and an all-state musician you can begin to feel not good enough at everything rather than finding a passion in that one thing you are most connected to. That being said, if you are motivated by pressure this is the place to be! A teacher/coach/director is always trying to get you to improve yourself. The atmosphere is intense, but it can pay off in the end.
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The academics that are offered in the Decorah Community School district is incredible. I would not change anything about the academic side of the school, because there are a variety of classes so anyone can find their niche. There are also many courses offered that will challenge students who are looking to prepare themselves for the next level of schooling. One of the downsides of Decorah is that there is a lot of parent involvement in all of the sporting activities. It really puts a damper on what athletics should be about during your high school career.
Decorah Community School District is a place where every student is accepted and supported by all of the other students and staff. The community that supports the district has always made sure students have had everything they need to be successful in the classroom. The teaching staff and administrators in
the Decorah Community School District have created a safe place for students to grow and learn. The district not only teaches students about normal topics, but also about life lessons that students take with them for the rest of their lives.