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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
PCM High School is an above average, public school located in Monroe, IA. It has 330 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
400 East Highway 163
Monroe, IA 50170
Telephone
(641) 259-2315
Website

PCM High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
43 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,115
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$584
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,300
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    40%
  • Band
    13%
  • Dress-up Days
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Soccer
    7%
  • Softball
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
330
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,639
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 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
$10,406/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Honestly, it was a combination of friends I made as well as the teachers I found I could trust that made attending PCM enjoyable; it certainly didn't hurt that I enjoyed learning new things too, even if some things were hard for me to understand. I loved taking the art, writing, and history classes—even if some were required. However, there is very little to no racial diversity in the school. Also, while the school is public, I found religion mixed within in some instances; for example, when friends of mine attempted to start a Gay-Straight Alliance, it was turned down repeatedly by the superintendent at the time. And yet, there was "prayer around the pole," a "Federation of Christian Athletes," and prior to the awarding ceremony of scholarships and related rewards to my graduating class, there were seven religious advisers from various churches who preached before everyone.
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I have loved every second of attending PCM High school! I have been involve in many different extra curricular activities, so I have a good grasp on how the activities are here. The atmosphere is always great and the teachers are amazing. They always want to help and make us not only better students, but better people. I couldn't imagine going to high school anywhere else! I have had an amazing experience at PCM High School.
I have been a PCM student from Preschool all the way through my high school career, and honestly, I have highly enjoyed my experience. The staff is amazing and understanding; they're always looking for a way to help the students better themselves and achieve their best possible scores on tests and assignments. The class sizes are small, allowing for a lot of one on one time with teachers and close relationships with fellow classmates.
There has been minimal to no bullying all through out my years here, and when there has been a case of harassment, it is corrected immediately by our Principal and other administration. They not only care about our education, but our experiences and emotional status as well. The rules the put in place are stern, but understandable, such as dress codes and food policies. PCM is a wonderful school and a great place for learning.