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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Muscatine Community School District is a public school district located in Muscatine, IA. It has 5,001 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Muscatine Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1290
9 responses
Average ACT
24
122 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,001
Free or Reduced Lunch
49.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,525
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,647/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$52,030
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Median Home Value
$107,200
National
$184,700

Muscatine Community School District Reviews

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Overall my experience in this school district was very average. The high school counselors don't really do anything to help with making sure that students are ready to go onto college, but they do give you the res courses. There were sometime though where I made an appointment with my counselor and she didn't show up. I think that they need to spend more on their music departments, because they are severally underfunded compared to the sports in the district. There are a lot of fights that happen at this school (the high school) and I know that there is a lot of drama and unfairness behind the scenes when it comes to teachers and staff.
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I was huge into the arts of Choir and Orchestra. There are many options for activities within the arts that you can be a part of. It is nice that I was able to participate in many activities at the same time since they are flexible with schedules and understanding of schoolwork loads. Whenever I had a huge test or a lot of homework, they were understanding that school came first. I believe that the school could definitely invest more money and support towards the arts side of the school since there are so many talented students who deserve recognition. The school is very sport based but I have noticed that each year, the arts become more recognized.
Overall, I had a very good experience at Muscatine High School. Most of the teachers genuinely care about their students, but there were also teachers who did not seem to care at all. The food is terrible, as well as very costly. My recommendation for the school would be to increase the quality of the food in order to justify the price. There is a lot of community support for our school districts, which is awesome, but occasionally I feel that support is given for the wrong thing, or the school district acts without the communities opinion. For example, all of the school districts have been made into the little Muskies instead of having their own individual mascots and personality. The walls in all schools have been painted purple and gray, and all the furniture replaced to be those colors also. Although I could see the argument that this will make our schools look more uniform, it does not support personality and imagination in the growing minds of young children.