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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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 1,453 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Marshalltown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1190
8 responses
Average ACT
24
114 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$50,612
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Median Home Value
$95,900
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
  • Prom
    24%
  • Pep Rally, Football Games, Wrestling Meets
    22%
  • Home coming, or parade
    20%
  • Band Competions
    7%
  • Soccer
    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
1,453
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
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
$64,561
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.5%
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
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,432/ 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 find Marshalltown High School to be a wonderful place. We may not be the best of the best and we may not have things that bigger schools in bigger cities and states may have, but it is more than enough for a wonderful education. With the help of them I have been able to take college classes early in the Freshman year to give me a headstart and I appreciate what they have done for me. Along with an LGBTQ club they have had and while I cannot do it this year because of COVID-19, I found it to be a wonderful and safe environment.
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I enjoy the teachers and it's nice being in such a diverse town. They also encourage us to do better and make sure that we're able to graduate. There's a few students I personally know that could care less about their education, cultural background or personal beliefs, so it's somewhat reassuring hearing them get spoken to about what they have planned for their future. They have programs for people that are struggling with school which has been beneficial for some acquaintances. The gyms are very nice and clean, but the older parts of the school don't have air conditioning. Its ritual for students and teachers to complain in groups about the heat, which can become very entertaining if you have one of the more fun and outgoing teachers. They also have handled more serious topics delicately which I appreciate the sentiment to. It's nice seeing people being supported after the tornado damaged our town.
My high school experience isn't the same as others, then again nobody's experience is. I was a loner after switching from school to school, never fitting in. But, all that changed after a little time in the town of Marshalltown. There's so many different groups and cultures blended into the school, which lets anyone adapt quickly. The teachers don't see you as a student or less than them, they treat you like a child of their own and wish for each of their students to succeed like their own. I wish I could tell you everything about my school but that would take pages upon pages. From teachers coming in early to study with you, to students who go out of their way to help you in any situation from a pencil to a project. Marhalltown High School will be one of my favorite places.