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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  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 409 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Saydel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
53 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$65,785
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,000
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
  • Homecoming week
    29%
  • Painting the hill
    21%
  • The homecoming pep rally
    14%
  • nothing
    7%
  • Prom and after prom were a blast this year!
    7%
  • The dance
    7%
  • Upperclassmen having breakfast before school
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
409
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,845
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
$17,835/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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I really enjoy the small school atmosphere. There is a lot of ways to get involved and every athlete gets a chance at their sport. The educators are always looking out for each students best interest and will go out of their way to make sure one will succeed. The administration is very helpful to students, also looking out for ones success. The school partners with the local community college to allow students to take college classes, which is also phenomenal.
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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.
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.