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Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District is an above average, public school district located in Vinton, IA. It has 1,509 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
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Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Reviews
Overall they provided a good experience with great opportunities for both educational and recreational growth. The majority of the teachers taught in a way that passed the information required to the students in a fun and interesting way. However, there are a few teachers in particular that are either lazy, uninterested, unfit for the job in terms of knowledge of the subject or ability to teach and handle kids, with a couple teachers being downright sinister and succeeds in making the class a horrible experience. Although the teachers with qualities i've just described are rare, they definitely exist and seem to be on the rise. There are a lot of "average" teachers that seem to be hired just because of the fact they coach for school sports. Sports are another thing that I feel have some ups and downs. I feel overall that the sports and extracurricular activities are very positive, with the team or group being able to work well together despite many of their poor records. .
Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District has a lot of staff who care for their students. Most of them work hard to make sure students understand the subjects in class. The math and science teachers are particularly good at explaining information.
I liked that it was a small town school and that there was less than 500 students. However the school was very clique. A lot of the funding was placed into the sport teams. The football team got new uniforms at least every other year. While the fine arts had to use old graduation gowns for robes and the marching band had 10+ year old out dated uniforms. The choir finally got actual choir robes with the help of lots of fundraising and community donations (in 2016). The education is typical for a state funded school. If you take the initiative and apply yourself, you can get some great education.