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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
North Polk High School is an above average, public school located in Alleman, IA. It has 412 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
13930 NE 6th St
Alleman, IA 50007
Telephone
(515) 984-3400
Website

North Polk High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
40 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$90,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Dances
    30%
  • Football games
    25%
  • Pep rallys
    25%
  • All athletic events
    10%
  • Marching Band competitions
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
412
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,051
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,447/ year
National
$12,239
42%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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North Polk has incredibly devoted and caring teachers as well as a curriculum that allows academically focused students to flourish and exceed what other school would allow. Having reliable access to advanced courses when I wanted them, especially college courses through my local community college, made advancing my studies while maintaining my high school studies and activities very easy. Despite this, some parts of administration are lacking when it comes to enforcing some school policies. A better focus on addressing student's non-academic problems would be a good change to the current system.
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I loved the school honestly. I'll admit it has some problems, but it was still a great place! The teachers were mostly awesome, and the school is really good at accommodating students suffering from chronic illnesses. I missed nearly half of the days of my 10th, 11th, and 12th grade school years due to chronic illness, but I still graduated on time with good grades. As long as you make your problems known and communicate with the staff, graduating from this school is totally doable in this kind of situation. There's some bad teachers, but a good majority of the teachers are good and want to help you succeed.
The teachers at this school are able to provide a warm, welcoming environment for the student body. Additionally, they are open to closer conversations and one-on-one assistance, whether the student approaches them or they seek out the student. Teachers can provide a strong framework of adulthood, in both the content they teach and with the strength of their character.