Underwood High School
52 Best Public High Schools in Iowa
- Underwood Community School District, IA
Senior: I would say Underwood High School is better than your average school. As a smaller school, the teachers have a better ability to have one-on-one experience with their students. This allows for an overall higher quality of education for students in my opinion. This is something that larger schools just can’t do with such a high number of students. Something I dislike about Underwood High School, though, is their lack of quality of food. If the school can afford to build brand-new facilities for their students (which they did), then they can afford to serve their students something that is actually good for them instead of frozen pizza and nachos.
- 265 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Roanoke Catholic School
- Private School
- Roanoke, VA
- PK, K-12
Senior: Roanoke Catholic is a school that teaches students belong the classroom and prepares them for either college. In the past years, 100 percent of Catholic seniors have attended college and this year the seniors have received over 2.5 million in scholarships. I started Roanoke Catholic two years ago and it was a big change coming from public school. In public schools you could slide by without doing your homework, but at Roanoke Catholic all work is required and graded as a test grade. Roanoke Catholic does not let you fall through the cracks. I also must say the food is outstanding!!
One thing I really did not like were the uniforms. In public school you basically wore what you want, but not in private school. My first year the gentlemen had to wear a shirt and tie during the winter and in the summer a polo shirt with the school’s logo and khaki pants or shorts. This year they changed the dress code to where gentlemen could wear the polo shirt and khaki pants all year around.
- 483 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Tri-Center High School
132 Best Public High Schools in Iowa
- Tri-Center Community School District, IA
Alum: Tri-Center High School was a very great experience for me. Although many of my peers found the classes that were available to be either too easy or not preparing them to be successful in college, they are some of the best achievers at their institutions of higher learning. It is for this reason that I do believe the classes and administration at Tri-Center have and will continue to prepare its students for a successful college experience. Another great attribute of Tri-Center is the class sizes and how it is a smaller school that is able to devote more attention to all of its students to help them succeed.
- 210 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
AHST High School
- Avoca-Hancock-Shelby-Tennant (AHST) Community School District, IA
Alum: My high school experience at AHST High School was spectacular. The teachers were overall great, but there were a few who could brush up on teaching styles. It always felt like they were there to actually help, though, which I loved. Beyond academics, students had a number of options to get involved. I took full advantage and became active in a variety of activities from sports to student government to speech. The people and the school itself made for an amazing high school experience for me.
- 332 Students
- 13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Riverside Community High School
- Riverside Community School District, IA
Niche User: The school itself is outdated, but the staff and students make it worth attending. I actually look forward to showing up everyday. I would recommend this school to anyone.
- 266 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio