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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Earlham Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Earlham, IA. It has 204 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
535 N Chestnut Ave
Earlham, IA 50072
Telephone
(515) 758-2235
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Earlham Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
34 responses
AP Enrollment
1%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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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
204
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,914
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,522/ year
National
$12,239
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Overall, Earlham is a nice school. For our size, we do extremely well in extracurricular activities, but the classes offered are mostly state-required or agricultural. Unless you want to be a farmer, be a musician/artist, learn Spanish, study STEM (minus engineering), or English, you may have to wait until college to start studying your future career. The administration does all they can with its funding, but the district has room for academic growth. Lastly, the school culture is built on cliques, but we are small enough that different groups mix a little. Bullying is not as bad as other schools, but there are too many issues to say it's a healthy school culture. Though needing more diversity, a wider scope of classes, and less bullying, Earlham is a good school.
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I have lived in the town of Earlham my entire life and I would never trade that. It is a K-12 school all in one building with about 800 total students. With it being that small of school there is kind of a limit to the kinds of classes you can take as in Spanish is the only class you can take. Every student grade 7 and up gets their own personal laptop computer which helps so much with studying and homework. About 6 years ago the school built a much overdue turf football stadium and we are in the middle of building a brand new gym too. Our auditorium is phenomenal, when I see other schools I feel bad. We have one of the best bands in the state of Iowa, with our Jazz band winning the 2A state championship last year.
Earlham Senior High School has amazing faculty. They do their best to support their students and encourage them. I have met very few teachers in this high school who are not willing to put everything they have into their work.Our school counselor also does the best she can to make us feel safe and stress free when applying for college. She has meetings with every individual in our high school and makes sure that we meet all of our requirements and know where to find scholarship opportunities. We do not have a lot of diversity in our school because we are a small town, but we are growing. Since we are growing we are offering different academic opportunities and are hopefully going to be able to provide kids with different choices so that they keep their options open. Many of our students are involved in music, if not learning an instrument or singing they are supporting the program through donations and in they audience for each performance.