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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Linn-Mar High School is a highly rated, public school located in Marion, IA. It has 2,002 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
3111 N 10th St
Marion, IA 52302
Telephone
(319) 447-3040

Linn-Mar High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
32 responses
Average ACT
27
273 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$658
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,900
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Homecoming and Prom week
    15%
  • Homecoming week and school parade
    14%
  • Marching band
    13%
  • Football games
    12%
  • The dances
    9%
  • Show Choir
    9%
  • Classes
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,002
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,543
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,869/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Linn-Mar High School Reviews

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Linn-Mar is a school that is set up so only the wealthy or people with connections can succeed. This school likes to fake perfection, but after being with the district for 13 years, it is anything besides perfect. It is drug ridden, bullying filled and virtually impossible to not graduate. Those who don’t try are put into a building next to the school where they click a computer screen, get retake tests until they get a good enough score, yet get a degree like everyone else. There are fights nearly daily and teachers can often times be overly harsh. As for clubs and classes, there is so much variety and lots of AP classes, with qualified people teaching them.
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I enjoyed Linn-Mar. The teacher I had were most of the time very helpful and wanted me to succeed in that class. There are many opportunities for students to get extra help if they feel like they are struggling, and the administration is constantly trying to find ways to make student life better. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in a sport or music or any club. Students here are also given the opportunity to have a voice for their fellow students.
Some good things about Linn-Mar are the students, teachers, support and just the overall feel. A lot of my classmates are super nice and easy to get along with, there would be no problem making friends. The teachers are pretty hip and fun and everyone gives a load of support to the people that need it the most even if they don’t know each other. The lunch has its bad days but the ice cream makes up for it. Being a student at Linn-Mar is ok nothing bad ever happens so you’ll always feel protected.