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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Le Mars High School is an above average, public school located in Le Mars, IA. It has 665 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Le Mars High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
8 responses
Average ACT
26
98 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$60,632
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$636
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,400
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Prom
    23%
  • Spanish Club
    15%
  • Basketball
    12%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Music Events
    12%
  • Tennis
    8%
  • Cross Country
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
665
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,339
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,643/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Le Mars was supportive and offered lots of opportunities, but I felt that it wasn't very strong in the science department. The community around the school is strong, though. I think the teachers are dedicated and helpful for the most part. I wish the school offered more diverse language classes, though I understand that Spanish is the most practical language to learn. I also wish there were more classes offered in general. The middle school has an advanced English program, but the high school doesn't, so all the advanced kids get dropped back into the regular English class and have to review things they have already learned. I wish students had more say in the classes they get to take so they could mold their schedule to their interests (within reason, core classes are important).
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A great environment with even better people! The town is clean, safe, fun, and caring. It is a great place to raise a family! The community supports each other at all times. I have never been in a better town!
This is probably true of most schools, but the emphasis here is not on learning but more on getting good grades and passing tests. Most of the teachers are not very excited about or interested in the subject they teach, which filters down to the students as well, and no one wants to learn, they just do the minimum amount of work to get by. However, in athletics most people have a good attitude and are willing to work hard to improve, and all of the coaches I have had are good. One great part of our school is the robotics club, and we have had great success in that and it has helped students to learn more about technology and engineering.