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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South Tama County High School is a public school located in Tama, IA. It has 447 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1715 Harding St
Tama, IA 52339
Telephone
(641) 484-4345
Website

South Tama County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
40 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,762
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$654
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
33%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
17%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • I love tennis, homecoming, prom, and sport events
    33%
  • The rivalry game vs Grinnell
    33%
  • I love the Prom and After Prom Events
    22%
  • The State Competitions
    11%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
447
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,907
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
75%
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
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,465/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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South Tama County High School Reviews

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South Tama has it's ups and it's downs. Faculty are fairly good at helping students! Although, some are more likely to put students they like more ahead, while the rest are on the back burner. Academically, it's average, PSEO's and harder classes are more than likely to go to the students who's families have the most money, as are key varsity positions and other positions of power within the student body. Athletically the school is about what she, with a team coming out victorious every other year, depending. Diversity is pretty big around south Tama but it's not all that celebrated or that big of a deal.
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My experience at South Tama County High School was full of diversity and overcoming boundaries. There are so many cultures in the community and the school does a great job of taking pride in that. The amount of activities in this area where very limited when I was a freshman. I took part in the leadership seminar class and we pushed for new ideas and ‘The Trojan Way’ to become a way to come together as students and staff at South Tama. It is a small town so the community tends to be involved in everything especially the drama that happens at the high school, since it is the heart of the community.
One thing I like about South tama, some of the teachers you have they encourage you to do well on each class. Also they encourage you for college. The only thing I do not like about South Tama and I want that to change is Latinos to be involve more or make them part of school. I have seen many of people treat latinos really bad and I do not like that I want to make Latinos also be known in school.