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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Sidney High School is an above average, public school located in Sidney, IA. It has 263 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
29 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$52,321
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$565
National
$949
Median Home Value
$103,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
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 11 responses
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  • I love attending football games
    18%
  • I love pep rallies and cheering at them
    18%
  • I love playing in volleyball games at school!
    18%
  • I love the Bon-not-fire and the games we have
    18%
  • I love when we have winter X-games!
    18%
  • I love the fundraisers we have and the carnivals
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
263
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,961
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 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
$14,248/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
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This is a fairly average school. It has a nice building and some very nice teachers who often times really know what they are doing. There is a decent diversity to the school, and resources are in good shape. However, the grading system is scewed so the 96% is the first time you get an A. This is highly discouraging to many students. Many believe they can't make it in college because they can't get an A in high school, with only a 4% area to meet an A. Most colleges offer 60% as passing in some classes. This is a hefty fail at Sidney high. If anything could be changed, it would be the grading scale. Also, getting someone to help with the "arts" (band, choir, drama, art, etc). We only have two people for about six fields and they are stretched thin.
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At Sidney High School, you will find many kids from different schools. Most of these kids came from somewhere else because of Sidney's academics. Sidney has one of the toughest grading scales in the district, but also some of the most caring teachers too. I can personally tell you that a lot of our teachers don't pack up at 3:22 when the bell rings. I've seen teachers leaving at 5,6, or even 7 o'clock. My first year here was my seventh grade year. When I walked in, instantly a senior was high-fiving me and showed me around to my classes. Our principal is also very friendly. He loves to chit chat with the kids and see how they're doing. Other than the food here, Sidney is the best place to be! (The food isn't that bad, our school just follows the guidelines for healthy school lunch.)
Great school, great teachers, improved facilities. Plenty of opportunity to grow and receive a great education.