A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
100 Claiborne Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone
(563) 382-3643
Website

Decorah High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
98 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
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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
572
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,629/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Decorah High School Reviews

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This school offers a good amount of opportunities for its students. Most of the teachers are excellent and really care about their students. The sports and other activities are excellent and usually succeed at a high level. The biggest problem is that the administration is strongly lacking. Only 2 of the 5 administrators are good. The others seem to not care about the students or try to take so much control of the school that students feel cheated and that they lack any freedom at all. This causes a decent amount of students to suffer from mental health problems because they have no one to go to. You count down the days you can leave the school and go to a more welcoming place. Without a changing of the guard in administration this school will never reach its potential of being safest, most caring, and most successful school in the state.
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Decorah provides multiple opportunities for students to excel in their academics as well as for students to participate in numerous extracurriculars and athletics. I have two main concerns: I wish Decorah had a larger selection of student diversity, and I wish Decorah installed an indoor swimming pool. Some swimmers, including myself, do not own a vehicle; driving to Luther College for swim team practice is inconvenient for students as well as parents.
Before I started attending Deborah high school my grades were barely scraping by. The staff here is so overwhelmingly supporting, they help push me every dat to be the best I can be. Before attending I was a solid C-D student and now in my senior year I am a high A-B student. My academic levels excelled and I enjoy coming to school everyday and learning more. Attending Deborah high school has bettered me as a student and as a person.