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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Oelwein Community School District is a public school district located in Oelwein, IA. It has 1,382 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
About Oelwein Community School District...
Address
307 8th Ave SE
Oelwein, IA 50662
Telephone
(319) 283-3536
Website
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Oelwein Community School District

High Schools in Oelwein Community School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
42 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,382
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,631
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$16,105,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,335/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%

Oelwein Community School District Reviews

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The teachers and staff dont seem to want the best for their students. A few select teachers care about your future, but the rest only do it for the paycheck. Also, the current guidence cousler doesnt prepare you for college or help you get scholarships. However, the extra curricular activities are very good. Band, chior, drama, archery, chess, trap shooting, and even a dungeons and dragons group!
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If you don't excel in sports they you don't matter to the staff at this school. I feel like a lot of the teachers are just going through the motions and don't really care whether your succeed or not. My family dealt with a bullying situation and it was not handled appropriately by the administration and was basically swept under the rug. This happened to several families in our school.
With my experience I can say that education is not the problem here, not entirely at least. Personally I have dealt with abusive staff mostly at the middle school more than anything. From dragging students to the halls to berate them, or yelling at kids for going to the bathroom for being sick- it's a big problem. At the high school it is common to see rotten food as well.