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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dallas Center - Grimes High School is a highly rated, public school located in Grimes, IA. It has 566 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
2555 W 1st St
Grimes, IA 50111
Telephone
(515) 986-9747
Website

Dallas Center - Grimes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
5 responses
Average ACT
26
113 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$92,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Median Home Value
$199,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Football games
    39%
  • FOFA Night
    22%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Track meets
    11%
  • FFA
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
566
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,454
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,766/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Dallas Center - Grimes High School Reviews

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As a recent graduate from DC-G, I can provide a summary in what I experienced throughout my years in terms of students and faculty. The district's etiquette is strong; professional, dedicated, and friendly. The faculty are very influential, providing 'passion' for students to strive for their greatest achievements. Some issues I encountered were difficult to cooperate with: other students, academic requirements and tactics the faculty don't apply. This may be personal issues, but when it came down to cracking on student bullying, depression and anxiety issues, it is a hassle for faculty to assist on these problems, as well as provide academic understanding in the courses taught, since things are on an 'itinerary' that teachers are unwilling to step out and have one-on-one tactics for students who struggle. Other than that, I am proud to be an alum of DC-G. It has an overall great education system, friendly staff, healthy environment, and a memory-making applicator throughout my life.
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Dallas Center - Grimes is a tromendous high school. The staff is incredible, devoted janitors work tirelessly to ensure that our school is clean. The friendly lunch staff, provides acceptioal meals while including a variety of healthy choices. The teachers become friends, their passion truly exemplifies it self in their profession. Teachers at DC-G care about every student encouraging, providing support, and leading students to be the best person they can be.the students at DC-G are incredible, I am extremely proud to graduate with the class of 2018. DC-G consists of many different personalities, but the students provide an overwhelming welcoming feeling.

DC-G is an amazing high school. Not because of where it is, what it has achieved or what it looks like. Dallas Center - Grimes is the greatest school because of the people who attend the school. DC-G is a family, we care about each other, that is why Dc-G is tromendous.
I've been at the district since I was a kindergartener and I can tell you that this school is really amazing and it's a good environment to grow up in. Compared to other high schools in the area, this school has more resources than the average high school and it is an easy place to learn. The teachers are sometimes hit and misses but overall good. Here, everyone is pretty much involved in something and athletics are a big deal here. This place can be grade competitive sometimes and you'll have to work hard for the grades but I would not want to be anywhere else.