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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Saydel High School is a public school located in Des Moines, IA. It has 421 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
5601 NE 7th St
Des Moines, IA 50313
Telephone
(515) 262-9325
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
45 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$65,515
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$921
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,400
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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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    31%
  • Painting the hill
    23%
  • The homecoming pep rally
    15%
  • Prom and after prom were a blast this year!
    8%
  • The dance
    8%
  • Upperclassmen having breakfast before school
    8%
  • Variety night
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
421
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,243
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,980/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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I like Saydel High School for the smaller feeling it gives. Every student and teacher knows each other, we're all a family. I really like when the different sports have games, students come to support and make it fun to be there. Saydel supports each other through any problems or struggles anyone may have, and supports each other by going to different games/activities.
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My experiences at Saydel was like any other high school. The High School have a very few advanced classes. What they did not have in advance classes they made up in paying for the community college classes. The school would cover the tuition and the book fee. The community college was just down the road, therefore it was an easy commute.
I had many amazing teachers who would push me to become better and smarter, even when I fought them tooth and nail along the way. They never gave up on me and helped to shape me not only into a very intelligent person but into a good citizen to the world as well. The biggest thing that is a problem is our administration, many of the amazing teachers that helped me become who I am left at the end of my junior year because they couldn't handle the principal anymore.