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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Prairie Valley High School is a public school located in Gowrie, IA. It has 340 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1005 Riddle St
Gowrie, IA 50543
Telephone
(515) 352-3142
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Prairie Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,643
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$70,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Homecoming dance
    17%
  • Homecoming parade
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Spring fling
    17%
  • Winter dance
    17%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
340
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,628
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$11,574/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
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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Prairie Valley is now whole grade sharing with Southeast Webster - Grand is now called Southeast Valley. I was a freshman when we started sharing and I drive 30 miles from my house to the high school in Gowrie. I believe that it has been a positive move. My senior class has been together since 9th grade and we are all one school. Good teachers, coaches and staff. Wish it was closer to my house.
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Great teachers to help guide young minds down a path of intellect. We were taught in many ways besides the right and wrong answers. Not all teachers can say this at any school, but at mine I felt cared for by a select group of teachers. That's all you need.
Prairie Valley High School/ Southeast Valley High School was a great experience. There is a lot of activities someone can be apart of such as FCCLA, FFA, Spanish club, and many more. Everyone in activities get along and act as a family.