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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Denison High School is an above average, public school located in Denison, IA. It has 772 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Denison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
94 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$53,074
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Median Home Value
$90,700
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
  • Homecoming
    42%
  • Class Games
    16%
  • Friday Football
    13%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Prom
    6%
  • The play
    6%
  • Basketball Games
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
772
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,908
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
75%
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
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,749/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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It is a great school with lots of diversity! It has great staff and great students. Sometimes, though, students lack the attention they need. There have been protests to satisfy the needs of students.
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Many teachers care about the students and want them to succeed, also very friendly environment. Since Denison is becoming more larger the school classes are becoming full meaning students have less choices on what classes to take.
The principal really cares about the students. He communicates well with us. He is super cool, and he's a great person overall. I like the lectures he gives us about being respectful, polite, and how we can be the best we can be. The school is always kept clean. The kids here are polite. Heritage is the best class that I think I will ever take in my life. Mr. Houston and Mr. Bradley are really passionate about what they teach. It's always great to see that.
For the most part, the teachers are okay. There are some that just can't teach very well and that a lot of people have conflicts with.