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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Iowa City High School is a top rated, public school located in Iowa City, IA. It has 1,650 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
1900 Morningside Dr
Iowa City, IA 52245
Telephone
(319) 688-1040

Iowa City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1380
45 responses
Average ACT
28
185 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,720
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Median Home Value
$191,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    29%
  • Spirit week
    18%
  • Assemblies
    16%
  • Dances (prom, homecoming)
    16%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Math Competitions
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,650
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,769
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,296/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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I had moved to Iowa City High School my sophomore year and was overwhelmed in the best way possible. There are so many clubs to join, classes to enroll in, and people you want to get to know. The environment at this school is super supportive and friendly. Students are very diverse and accepting no matter of your race or religion. Teachers are outstanding! They are always there to help you. They push you to work harder. They encourage you. They are there to prepare you for your college and adult life.

In addition to all this, the campus is absolute jaw-dropping! I remember visiting the school for the first time and I could not believe my eyes. I took about 30 pictures that day alone from every angle possible.

Iowa City High School is a place that is wonderful both inside and out. This school is truly "The School That Leads". I have no doubt in my mind that anyone who attends will love it here!
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City High is a great school with excellent academics and a good selection of electives. Most of the teachers really care about the students and their education. The English classes in particular are excellent, especially Honors and AP classes. Math is less engaging. College prep is extensive. The counselors are a bit overworked and hard to get in touch with - be kind to them! The drama dept does one play and one musical per year, both usually excellent. Overall, a very good school.
City High School has been a great experience for me as a white female, but watching students of color, LGBT students, and students with disabilities go through high school with me has been rough. There is not enough outreach to lower class students and disabled students to prepare them for college. Whenever a problem presents itself, it's largely swept under the rug by administration to maintain a good reputation. The presidential election brought out many problems, and instead of addressing these problems correctly, media was censured and students were silenced. Over all, teachers are very qualified and the class choices are endless, but there is not enough push to put students of color in advanced and challenging classes.