Decorah High School is a highly rated, public school located in Decorah, IA. It has 572 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Decorah High School Reviews
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.
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.
I liked the academic opportunities and how well it prepared me for college. I also liked the sports opportunities given to me. However, I think the school could use some work concerning its students. They could care about them more and how the coaches treat their athletes.