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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Grinnell Community Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Grinnell, IA. It has 510 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Grinnell Community Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1300
12 responses
Average ACT
27
125 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,608
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
  • My favorite school event is homecoming week!
    43%
  • My favorite school event is prom/after prom
    21%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Choir
    7%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    7%
  • My favorite school event is the spring play
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
510
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,456
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
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
$12,427/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Grinnell Community Senior High School Reviews

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Grinnell High School is a really great school with many nice teachers and students! The teachers really care about how well the students do in class. They really help students who are behind, but they also provide extra classes for students that excel in academics. They even allow students to go over to the college for classes. All of the other staff is super friendly and accommodating also. Our principal gets along with all of the students and is very friendly to parents. Grinnell has a great program for kids with special needs. The athletic department has great equipment and encourages everyone to participate in a sport whether you're good or not. The drama department is fantastic and puts on two productions each year while being involved in the Thespian Festival and other fun events. There's an extracurricular activity for pretty much everyone! It's a very clean school and the perfect size.
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I'm about to go into my senior year of high school and I love the way our school is! The music program is spectacular and I couldn't be happier with it. There are some great teachers and plenty of students that are there to support you too!
What I loved most about Grinnell Community Senior High School was the abundance of opportunities, be they academic, social or extracurricular. My teachers gave me the knowledge, skills, and preparation I needed for college; meanwhile, I developed close friendships with several of my fellow students that I still value today. Finally, I was able to be involved in several activities at Grinnell Senior High, such as speech and debate, theatre, and choir, that both expanded my social circles and let me develop new talents and skills which I continue to use to this day.