Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB
- Clubs & ActivitiesC+
- Health & SafetyC
- Resources & FacilitiesC+
Muscatine High School is a public school located in Muscatine, IA. It has 1,471 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Muscatine High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Muscatine High School Reviews
I would say that the school is nice. Although we have quite a few problems. There is no diversity in our teachers, every single one of them excluding two (one being a counselor) are white. And just because they are white does NOT make them any better. Some teachers really don’t know how to stand up there and give a lesson that will stick. I don’t know how many times I take tests and look at the questions with huge confusion because half the stuff is things they don’t even teach. I think the school needs to do a better job with finding better teachers. It might be hard but we really need better teachers. I don’t care much about anything else because my main priority is education and that’s all I’m really there for.
My experience at Muscatine High School has been great but also very poor in many areas. It has been great in the band and music program for me. The teachers and students have created a welcoming atmosphere in the music program. The very poor parts are the parts where there are fights in the school and people are very neglecting of school work so it makes it harder for both teachers and students to learn in the class room settings. What I would change is the way the staff and faculty deal with issues and take punishments seriously. They need to start having harsher punishments. By having harsher punishments it will help students behave better and take things seriously.
The school has the wrong solutions to its problems. Math and science proficiency are among the worst in the state, yet MHS is surrounded by companies like Bridgestone, Monsanto, HNI, and GPC. Decrease the size of classes, stop letting C students take AP courses, and increase exposure to what local companies can offer. Have students learn by doing, and I'm not talking about G-Squared, encourage them to join clubs, do job-shadows, and work internships. A large majority of students don't even know that these opportunities exist in Muscatine. If MHS wants their students to be college ready, show them the things that they can do post-secondary.