Indianola High School
- INDIANOLA, IA
Indianola High School Reviews
Rating 3.6 out of 5 287 reviews
My experience at IHS has been good overall, the academics, faculty, and environment is stable in most categories. In my experience I have found that you can talk to many of the teachers if you do need help, whether it is personal or with knowledge needed for your everyday life at school. Additionally, many teachers take part in clubs and other organizations to provide an inclusive environment. Coming from a student that leans toward the arts, (orchestra, and visual arts) this school provides a medium level of support. Most of this comes from the teachers who take their own time and money to support students interests, Heidi Terrell for example, takes the time to go some of the local elementary schools and middle school to teach, along with the high school of course. And the art department is amazing as well, although they don't receive very high funding, they support students needs amazingly. The student body does need work though, a more accepting space is needed.
It's an alright school, I came here in freshman year. The school has given me many opportunities when it comes to clubs and chances to make friends. However, the students are much meaner than my previous school. I've been bullied an assortment of times and it was not handled in a way I thought was helpful. However, this school overall isn't bad. It has a lot of good qualities and although there are mean people, I've met a lot of kind students and teachers. Teachers are also quite accommodating for my disability, which I do appreciate.
The teachers are very involved in sports such as football and wrestling and many of the coaches are teachers so a lot of times I feel like favorites are chosen in the classroom due to those teachers having a closer bond to those athletes and me not being able to have a teacher to ask for help.
For a small school they offered a reasonable number of class choices including foreign languages and orchestra
I think it's a pretty well designed school. It's not too big which I like! I'm able to get to one class to the next without losing my way or getting bombarded by other students. I like how they do seem to care about making sure the students are comfortable and happy in the environment. Most of the teachers there are very compassionate and you can tell all of them are there because they really want to just teach kids, which I find very selfless.
The teachers want to help you succeed and will help you with anything if you ask them. Any teacher you can go to if you need help and they will always do their best to help.
Overall my high school experience was good. There wasn't a lot of diversity and the plumbing /cockroach situations aren't great, but it is an older building so it is to be expected. The teachers were great and the courses I took challenged me intellectually and pushed me to do things I didn't know I was capable of as far as joining clubs and putting myself out there goes. It is very safe and has a friendly community.
Overall, Indianola High School is a very good rural school. There's diversity in sexuality and opinions, but not in color. The administration does really well with listening to the teachers concerns. I wish they gave more of a budget to clubs other than sports though, because groups like the band and theatre have to fundraise for themselves .
Indianola High School has cooperated very well with students and families. The main complaint from me as a student is that the restrooms aren't in good condition. Most of the time, there are about half of the stalls out of order in the women's bathroom. Indianola has wonderful teachers that truly care about their student's success. Many teachers are coaches both in the classroom and in activities. Indianola also has many extra clubs for students to be a part of. It is also fairly simple to create a new club by communicating with the principal.
The teachers are nice and the classes are average. There are a few teachers that I didn't like, but that was more about their teaching style than who they are as a person. What's really annoying are the other students. That may be because we're all teenagers and all that stuff, but they can get ridiculous. Not everyone is like that, though. There's a good amount of decent kids that go there. Overall, average.
What I love about Indianola High School is how everyone comes together to support all the activities that our school participates in, whether that be athletics or the fine arts.
I am confident I am well on my way being prepared to begin my college career. IHS has offered multiple types of opportunities for me such as debate, student government, art, social clubs and athletics. IHS provided me with a safe environment where I could succeed academically.
I like Indianola High School, there is a good variety of classes for you to explore different interest. You also have several class options to meet graduation eligibilty. There is also a good variety of sports that you can participate in. I have been able to play in several sports. There is also a strong school spirit! Our community is very supportive of our school and it's students. I would like to see better food options in the cafeteria. I would also like to see coaches be more helpful in helping students pursue sports at a college level.
This school has helped me become a better leader and a kid full of character. I moved to Indianola during the start of my Junior year in 2018. I have enjoys every day of being here it is eye opening. There are opportunities everywhere you look at Indianola it is hard not to be involved in activities in the High school. Every parent helps you in almost every activity you are in they all care about you and for you getting better. The Academics are helping to prepare me in my future goals they help prepare you in every subject. With all the great teachers at Indianola. they all seem to go out of there way to help you be a better student to learn the material.
I like the involvement the students have, and the number of activities they’re allowed to participate in. I’d like to see more diversity, and for the mascot name to change.
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.
It's a pretty average high school but my experiences there haven't been the best and I wish it may have been a little better.