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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Kingsley-Pierson High School is an above average, public school located in Kingsley, IA. It has 122 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Kingsley-Pierson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
34 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$59,615
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$598
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
  • Sporting events
    46%
  • Teachers
    23%
  • Peers
    15%
  • Theatre
    15%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
122
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,757
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,158/ year
National
$12,239
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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I really really liked how everyone knew who everyone was. I also liked the diversity in the classes. It is also a good experience because you are able to connect more with the teachers and students.
What I did not like was that yes everyone knew who everyone was but sometimes it also made it easier to mess with each other or to get everyone into trouble. I also did not like how some people react towards a different person there. Sure, there are the lovely people but then you also have a few that are a little to much with their country ness.
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Overall, the atmosphere was pleasant, and I enjoyed the time with my friends. Teaching easily could have been improved, as well as the effort from other students.
At Kingsley-Pierson Community School, there are few teachers that their only job is teaching the students. Because Kingsley-Pierson is such a small school, many of the teachers here are considered coaches first instead of teachers. Therefore, most of them do not focus on bettering the students in academics, but instead focus on the athletic side of things. They also do not have a consistent grading scale equal to all students. Many of the teachers at K-P have their children enrolled in the school, and are slightly biased when grading them. However, some of the teachers here are good at their jobs and show a lot of knowledge in their subjects, and are interested in the students learning important skills.