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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Southeast Polk High School is an above average, public school located in Pleasant Hill, IA. It has 2,003 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
7945 NE University Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Telephone
(515) 967-6631
Website
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Southeast Polk High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
11 responses
Average ACT
24
288 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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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
$74,356
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$189,200
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
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  • School dances
    19%
  • Football
    16%
  • I enjoy the basketball games.
    14%
  • All state sporting events
    14%
  • Pep assemblies
    12%
  • Band and ensemble activities
    9%
  • Wrestling meets and tournaments
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,003
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,668/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Southeast Polk High School Reviews

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As a student at the Southeast Polk High School, I feel like it is just like any other school there is. The academics are really good and there are many interesting classes that students can take as well as plenty of courses students can take that are college credits to get those out of the way and to take them for free. I like the involvement that that this school has in the community. Overall this is a pretty decent school to attend to, however there are a few things that I would like to see change. The first being the organization of how they handle things, for example: a more efficient emergency plan. Another thing that I would like to see change is more involvement of the music department.
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Overall my experience at SEP was genuinely helpful, because they offered many opportunities for college credited classes. They have some areas where they need to improve such as favoritism, but you find that at almost every school. The teachers are super nice for the most part, and try their best to teach to their fullest ability.
SEP is really a good school. So many opportunities to make friends and to get really involved in our school. There are some cliques but most of them communicate and welcome others into their group. I am apart of the band program and what I can say is that our fine arts programs are the best!!! So if you were thinking of going to another school, dismiss that idea because you will wish that you went to Southeast Polk.