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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Underwood High School is an above average, public school located in Underwood, IA. It has 273 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Underwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
76 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$81,406
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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.6 responses
Poll
100%
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 17 responses
  • The sporting events
    29%
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Honor Society Inauguration
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
273
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,522
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
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
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,187/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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I came to Underwood in the middle of 2nd grade and growing up in a school like Underwood was an adjustment. Underwood is such a small school so theirs alot of cliques and I was used to getting along with everyone at my old school. However, even though it wasn't as easy to make friends, I still did. I mad lots of good memories at Underwood and I have learned alot. Underwood has high standards in the academic catergory which better prepares us for college and even for life.
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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.
Underwood High School is a great school that will prepare your kids for college and for the real world. They have excellent high academic standards and provide trusted resources for the educational needs of the kids. I do wish Underwood was more diverse though.