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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Marshalltown High School is a public school located in Marshalltown, IA. It has 1,408 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
1602 S 2nd Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Telephone
(641) 754-1130
Website

Marshalltown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1190
7 responses
Average ACT
24
80 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,934
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Median Home Value
$98,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
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 41 responses
Report
  • Prom
    24%
  • Pep Rally, Football Games, Wrestling Meets
    22%
  • Home coming, or parade
    20%
  • Soccer
    7%
  • Band Competions
    7%
  • Speech competitions
    5%
  • Swimming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,408
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,204
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,613/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I appreciate my PIER teachers and administrators. They helped me to be successful. I enjoyed my science classes and science teachers. Our school has lots of elective class choices. There are a wide variety of math and science classes. I enjoyed my Project Lead The Way classes. The teachers are helpful. They want us to succeed. We have numerous clubs, speech, drama, band, and sports to be involved in. The PIER group is a very good addition to the high school. It is a great way for students that are missing credits, or need to make up credits, to be able to be successful and graduate. I would not have been able to get back to school, get caught up, and graduate without of the help of the administrators and the teachers in the PIER group.
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Marshalltown High School is a nice school to attend. Within my first year there I have been able to participate in many different activities. I enjoy swimming, dance, band, orchestra, and extended learning programs. I have been involved in all of these programs since I started high school in August 2017. I plan to go out for soccer in the spring. These activities have given me the opportunity to get to know many new people and use my talents to help others. I have also had the opportunity to take a college class and advanced classes at MHS. Taking these classes help me to explore the many careers that I am thinking about in the future. I look forward to the remaining 3 1/2 years that I have left at MHS. I will continue to explore opportunities that I have available at MHS. I feel that I will be more than ready to go out into the world prepared for college and my future.
What I liked about MHS is the cultural diversity, and the teachers. The teachers do care for their students, and actually some teachers are willing to go out to lunch with students. The teachers help students out and make sure they do not fail. The sports and extracurricular activities are very well, and the coaches and directors of it are great. The music groups are always trained at and expected to perform at a professional level.