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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Fayette Valley H. School is a public school located in West Union, IA. It has 306 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

North Fayette Valley H. School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
65 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$45,652
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$538
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,900
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
  • Participating in fine arts
    17%
  • Speech and Drama
    17%
  • Cheerleading, when we get to cheer
    11%
  • Chorus, volleyball, golf, and drama
    11%
  • Combining for the first year and winning teams
    11%
  • Golf, Chorus, and watching football playoffs
    11%
  • Wrestling, and football
    11%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
306
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,755
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,549/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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The majority of the teachers at North Fayette Valley genuinely care about their students. They work hard to do their best to make sure everyone feels like they can ask questions when they need to. There have been a lot of changes in the administration since last year, and so far, I think that the new superintendent and high school principal have done a good job making and enforcing policies. With Covid-19 making a large impact on everyday life, the administration and teachers have been working hard to keep students healthy, safe, and in school.
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There are very few collage and AP classes available, and they are only available to upperclassmen and advanced students. The administration enforces new changes without explaining them to the students or parents, and punishments are not equal to the offense -- you can get suspended for brining in fast food, but if you get caught drinking, the worst thing to happen is that you'll only be illegible for about 60 days. Instead of supplying the kids with better computers, the school built a second gym which isn't even tornado-safe. The grading system has been changed recently, and not all of the teachers are on the same page, which means that there is lots of confusion, which impacts rolling GPA and collage grades. The administration does little to tend to students questions, and concerns from the community are often left unresolved.
The only real thing great about the school is the fact that they have a great music, art, and drama program. Other than that, the school does not value different ethnicities or its student's in general. The teachers that teach there are hypocritical. No one actual prepares you for college except for the guidance counselor. The only thing anyone actually cares about in the school is football. Nothing else.