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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Decorah High School is a highly rated, public school located in Decorah, IA. It has 568 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Decorah High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
8 responses
Average ACT
26
160 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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-
Median Household Income
$57,188
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Football
    18%
  • Red Blue Cheer
    15%
  • Silver cord
    13%
  • Participating in Girls' Cross Country
    10%
  • Speech contest
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Student Sections
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
568
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,700
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,041/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Decorah High School Reviews

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The best feature of Decorah High School is the opportunity for involvement. Almost every student is involved in either a sport, fine art, or club. The staff is very involved in student success, which has resulted in many wonderful achievements. My experience at Decorah High School has definitely been a good one!
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All the teachers are very kind and helpful, they help you along your journey in high school. The teachers here will always be there to help you even if they are busy, they all make time for each of their students. The administration also helps students along their way with academics of any kind by providing study tables, working lunch, flextimes, and many other opportunities. Along with academics the school also provides many clubs and sports to get involved in. Every single club and/or sport are very welcoming and a great experience over all.
Decorah High School is a safe place for students waiting to advance to the next step. Decorah helps get you ready for college from the teachers and staff. There are many clubs and you are even able to create one if you have enough people interested. Decorah has good food and other options if you maybe aren't interested in their main option. If you are vegetarian, the lunch staff is flexible. When it comes to sports and music, Decorah is very dedicated in those areas. Sometimes I wonder if they put more effort into those than academics sometimes.