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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lewis Central Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Council Bluffs, IA. It has 926 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Lewis Central Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1250
9 responses
Average ACT
24
201 responses
AP Enrollment
1%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$51,563
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$826
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,600
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Homecoming football game
    28%
  • School musicals and plays
    19%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Show Choir Invite, closer and opener
    11%
  • Marching Band Contests
    6%
  • Basketball games
    6%
  • Speech Night
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
926
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,542
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,400/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Lewis central Highschool was amazing for the most part. Some of the teachers I didn't get along with but majority were awesome. The activities were amazing and made my high school experience one for the ages. Football games were awesome and crazy. Basketball games against AL were awesome! The wrestling team is the best in the city by far! The school prepares you for anything including sports and college in general!
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Lewis Central is a very good school with great teachers, opportunities, and students. The atmosphere of the student body is fairly friendly. It's easy to find friends and fit in. Generally everyone is accepting of differences and bullying isn't much of an issue. The teachers are great with helping students personal needs and finding new opportunities for each one to grow. The food could be better but from what I've heard from transfer students coming to LC, our food is pretty good compared to theirs. We have a wide variety of options and the kitchen staff is more than happy to make independent meals for kids with certain allergies. Lewis Central is a good place for different students of all race, religion, and orientation to learn and grow in a safe environment and it has done a great job of preparing me for the next step in life.
Lewis Central I have gone to my entire life and my experience there has been pretty good overall. I haven't really had any problems ever there and a lot of the teachers are nice and caring and good teachers. I would say the classes and academics are pretty good as well because we have high standards with our grading scale and our classes. At Lewis Central there are lots of options and diversity as well, for classes and activities so everyone can find something that they're interested in. I would say overall the school has a good environment and is a really caring and passionate school district. If there was anything I would change or could improve it would probably be smaller things like the food or a little bit better resources.