Iowa Valley Junior/Senior High School
- MARENGO, IA
Iowa Valley Junior/Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.55 out of 5 11 reviews
My experience at Iowa Valley involves me doing volleyball, color guard, basketball cheer, and being very involved in the music department (specifically choir). Overall, my experience has been really good so far and I have lots of great friends. There are always room for improvement though. Some things would be more student involvement, especially from the student council. I would like to see them try to find ways they can get the students involved and new ways to improve this school in general.
The school has definitely improved over the years, but it still needs some work. There is almost no diversity within the students. Vapes, drugs, and smoking is also a current issue in the school. Bullying is common, but not dealt with often. However, the teachers are very kind and do try their best. They have also made new classes available over the years for the students. New activities and clubs have also been created in order to improve the quality of school life as well as the atmosphere.
For a small school in a rural community Iowa Valley Elementary does a good job. There are not enough creativity based extra curricular activities. The principal is fantastic. I am not happy that there was not a mask mandate at the beginning of the School year during COVID pandemic.
Iowa Valley had a great atmosphere with great people and staff. The new principal has been doing a great job of turning that place around.
When I first moved here I wasent treated very fair but over time I felt apart of the school. I think sometimes are school like to favor people but in the end I think they still care about all of there students.
The school recently received a grant so it made the school be a 1 to 1 ratio for ipads. Since the technology that was introduced is new, it is hard to integrate some lessons that have been pencil and paper for the last 40 years to be online, and interactive. But, the teachers try.
After I graduated my world changed completely. I went from working part-time, being involved in literally everything I could, and doing well in high school to college. I work nearly full-time, and the homework time went up to about ten hours a week or more per class. I am always busy will college, but when you add work into the mix it gets harder. I also have a parent who I live with who is supporting my food and housing bills, he is soon to lose his job, so I am considering getting a second job so I can help pay for more. I would love a scholarship, so I wouldn't have to worry about my tuition, or books for a semester. Any would be greatly appreciated!
I enjoy my school and would recommend it to new families looking for a respectable, small, public school. Having teachers who get to know you on a more personal level is a major plus. Great school spirit, and multiple memories to last forever.
The teachers are interested in your progress as a student. Some teachers seem to show more of a preference to certain students based on activities they are involved in. Overall they are great teachers with high expectations of their students.