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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Polk High School is an above average, public school located in Alleman, IA. It has 474 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

North Polk High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
8 responses
Average ACT
24
78 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$96,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,800
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.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
  • Dances
    24%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Pep rallys
    18%
  • All athletic events
    12%
  • Marching Band competitions
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
474
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,486
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,864/ year
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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My experience at North Polk High School has been very fulfilling and enhancing to my life. Eve since i moved to the district, I felt right at home! The smaller, rural structure of the school makes school life less chaotic and more personal. The teachers are very motivated in their work, and coming from a student's point of view, they are continually striving to make connections with their students and build relationships that will last throughout students' entire high school career. The classrooms incite a much needed environment full of laughter and excitement which really helps students like me when it comes to over-stressing and worrying about school. North Polk has been an amazing place for me to continue my preliminary education, and has helped me as I have began to transition into my last year of high school, guiding me towards what steps I need to take and what path is the best for me!
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Small town school but still has a good variety of classes! Really good at working with students with disabilities; I dealt with multiple chronic illnesses and they were amazing at working with me so I could graduate on time. They even provided me with a laptop to use for note taking and assignments since I had issues with my hand joints. Most teachers were really great and willing to help you out. A fair amount of sports programs, but clubs are really lacking.
The main goal at North Polk High School is excellence. Excellence not only in academics, but also in respect, attitude, responsibility, and leadership. This is shown by the teachers, counselors, students, and all other roles in this school. Through this pandemic, not only the staff, but also the janitors have been extremely flexible with each and every job that needs to be completed.