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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Oelwein High School is a public school located in Oelwein, IA. It has 365 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 72% in reading.

Oelwein High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
46 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,017
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$655
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,300
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.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Baseball
    20%
  • Basketball
    20%
  • Football
    20%
  • Tennis
    20%
  • Wrestling
    20%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
365
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,285
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%
0%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,141/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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The Oelwein High School has allowed for many great opportunities for its students, adding new programs not only in sports, but academically as well. The majority of students will be able to find classes to fit their needs, not only high school credit, but also college credit classes offered through the NICC RAMS center, where students from surrounding districts also attend with Oelwein students, with several Oelwein teachers being the professors for the classes allowing for easy communication. Even though our sports teams are not the best, the fans and support for the events has continued to rise as the programs begin to become better. The school allows a lot of freedoms to its students, such as open campus to seniors, coffee shop, different clubs and activities, and study tables.
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My experience with Oelwein High School has been great! The staff truly does care about the students and they believe the students have high potential. The teachers and staff expect a lot from us because they know we can achieve great things in our futures. Also the school spirit at Oelwein is awesome. We support all our athletics with school spirit and also just being there for them. There is honestly nothing I would really want to be changed at Oelwein High School because my experience has been the best. I am proud to say that I went to school at Oelwein.
Average school. Best aspect of the school is the safety students feel. Doors are locked in the morning and visitors must be buzzed in the building. Secretaries are able to view the face and speak to visitors before unlocking the door to the school.