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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Norwalk Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Norwalk, IA. It has 834 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1201 North Ave
Norwalk, IA 50211
Telephone
(515) 981-4201
Website

Norwalk Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
Average ACT
27
107 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
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Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$80,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week
    20%
  • Last day of school
    19%
  • Senior Blow-Out
    19%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Homecoming Community Pep-Rally
    9%
  • Senior TPing of the school
    7%
  • Senior Campout
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
834
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,484
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,984/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Norwalk Senior High School is one of the best smaller schools in Iowa! They are dedicated to their students academics and well-being. While the school has its ups and downs, they try their absolute hardest to make high school as tolerable as possible, because we all know high school is not very fun. I would not have wanted to go to high school anywhere else besides Norwalk because the people here are passionate, loving individuals that are greatly appreciated by everyone in the district!
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The overall atmosphere between students was a fantastic experience. Students were able to be involved in all sorts of activities and clubs from Football to chess club. The teachers are willing to help students if need be, but also challenge the students to make them the best they can be. The teachers also can be unreliable in some ways such as not communicating well between each other causing students to learn different topics in the same class just because the teachers aren’t on the same page as well.
Norwalk seems to be just an average high school. There are some great teachers, and some are not so good. There was several students complaining about one teacher, and kids even tried to speak up to administration about it but nothing happened. I wish they would try to improve the teaching quality, and I wish it were more diverse. However, I know they can not really control that. I liked how the deans there were always willing to talk to kids and help them with whatever they needed.