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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Hempstead High School is an above average, public school located in Dubuque, IA. It has 1,721 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Hempstead High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1360
17 responses
Average ACT
26
197 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,298
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$138,400
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
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  • Spring Wind
    23%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Pep Assemblys
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Plays
    11%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,721
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,664
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,438/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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For me, Hempstead Highschool provides students with a successful environment. Hempstead Highschool allowed me to be independent, but offered helped if I ever needed it. I was allowed to take my education into my own hands without parents or teachers breathing down my neck. It has helped prepare me for the future and for college. Overall I feel like Hempstead is also a safe environment. Even with all of the issues going on with school shootings I feel like the staff at Hempstead has gone out of their way to try and keep the students safe. They have also helped prepare us just in case a situation like that were to happen. Hempstead has provided me a enjoyable Highschool experience where I feel like I have been able to grow academically, athletically, and personally.
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Hempstead is a very good school where all the staff and teachers are very friendly, and there is a large variety of classes you can take. There could definitely be more parental involvement however, by possibly having some sort of PTA meetings or volunteer options more often. There could be more diversity with after school clubs and activities as well as valuing all types of activities on the same level- sports seem to be valued higher over the arts and academic-based clubs.
It’s a great school as far as school spirit goes. However, some of the students were frankly disrespectful to other students and staff. Due to many of these incidents, opportunities like pep assemblies were taken away from the students that earned it. It is a great school to get an education, but I would honestly give its student body a one out of five stars.