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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Pocahontas Area Middle School / High School is an above average, public school located in Pocahontas, IA. It has 340 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
About Pocahontas Area Middle School / High School...
Address
205 2nd Ave NW
Pocahontas, IA 50574
Telephone
(712) 335-4848

Pocahontas Area Middle School / High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
25 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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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
$42,341
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$517
National
$949
Median Home Value
$72,200
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.
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  • Sports
    60%
  • Mock trial, music, theater and speech contest
    40%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
340
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,214
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,579/ 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
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Pocahontas Area Middle School / High School Reviews

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While Pocahontas is very advanced in regards to technology, it struggles in terms of student respect and equality. Some teachers leave as soon as possible, one of which is nearly hostile towards students at times. Sports, while lacking in recent years, have been very good in the past. The arts are not well respected, and Pocahontas Area does not have a musical.

Pocahontas Area does, however, have one of the best mock trial programs in the entire state, having the second most number of state championships in the state (falling just behind Robins/Xavier). This program is a small home, and makes students feel very welcome.
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I have gone to this school my whole life. I started in preschool in this school district and this May I will be graduating, since I am currently a senior. I have had plenty of opportunities given to me at this school, especially in high school. I have had enjoyed a handful of my classes like Creative Writing or Comprehensive Art, even Pre-Calculus. This school is a pretty small school since I live in a small town but that makes it more personal. I have had known 90% of my classmates ever since I started going here and that makes it enjoyable because not only have I grown up since then, I've seen them do the same. I would chose this school again because I know what there is to offer.
Our sports generally get a lot of support from the school, students, and the community. The shop gets a lot of orders from different people/organizations throughout the year. The music programs get support mostly from the music boosters. Other activities like mock trial tend to generate their own funding through fundraisers when necessary.