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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Indianola High School is an above average, public school located in Indianola, IA. It has 1,107 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
1304 E 1st
Indianola, IA 50125
Telephone
(515) 961-9510
Website
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Indianola High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
8 responses
Average ACT
25
161 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,634
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,600
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Football Games
    33%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Show Choir Competition
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    12%
  • Pep Rallies
    9%
  • Club events
    6%
  • Snowcoming Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,107
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,834
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,758/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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I really enjoyed my time at Indianola High School because of how involved the community and how positive the atmosphere was. I'm extremely grateful for my teachers because they were very supportive and always pushed me to do my best. The student body at Indianola was awesome! We were like a giant family just supporting each other and accepting our differences. I would highly recommend Indianola and the administration.
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In my class size of approximately 230, there is a very good chance that you know everyone in your grade. This is great for those who enjoy recognizing many faces and being able to interact with all sorts of people. There is also a plethora of activities ranging from sports, music, and other clubs. On that note, anybody can participate. There is always a need for more people in almost every activity so nobody feels left out. The teachers and counselors here are also very supportive; they are truly here to help the students learn and prepare for the next stage in life.
At Indianola High School I have received a very good education. There is an abundance of upper-level classes which advanced students can be in. Also, the school provides lots of classes and resources for students who are struggling or need help with their classes. The teaching staff is very good and work well with the students. Of course, there are a few teachers which we students like better or worse but as a whole, the teaching staff does a great job. The principal and vice principal try and get out in the halls and either monitor us or they are greeting us students and talking to us. The school and the district as a whole is working to provide better facilities for sports as last year the throwers in track received new throwing rings and equipment. I am very glad I was able to go to school here because it has prepared me well for college and life after.