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  1. Academics
    A-
  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-
Norwalk Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Norwalk, IA. It has 829 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
1201 North Ave
Norwalk, IA 50211
Telephone
(515) 981-4201
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Norwalk Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
143 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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Median Household Income
$82,566
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Median Home Value
$179,300
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.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Homecoming Week
    21%
  • Last day of school
    19%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Senior Blow-Out
    17%
  • Homecoming Community Pep-Rally
    9%
  • Senior TPing of the school
    7%
  • Senior Campout
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
829
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,243
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
$10,657/ year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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It is a very good high school academic and activity wise! There are tons of options for taking classes at the school and online through a community college nearby. We have a lot of sports but also a lot of clubs and other extra things students have the option to do. The reason I did not give it a 5 star is because of the typical issues that come with small town high schools. Everyone gossips, every spreads rumors, no one can keep things to themselves, and there is drama.
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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!
Norwalk has amazing teachers that not only give their best to teaching, but also try and build relationships with their students to create a positive environment. They constantly prove that they care by making sure to catch up with students with how they are doing. They also make sure to do surveys to raise student voice as to what could be better with the school/teaching style. The advocates are always there for any kind of needs and want to do what's best for everyone.