A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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
    A-
Underwood High School is a highly rated, public school located in Underwood, IA. It has 265 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
629 North Street
Underwood, IA 51576
Telephone
(712) 566-2703
Website

Underwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
52 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,667
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,900
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.
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
265
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,481
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 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
$14,872/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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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.
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My experience with Underwood High School was overall a very good one. My class was one of the most intelligent classes in Underwood history, with roughly 1/6th of the students achieving a 30 or higher on the ACT. The building itself is old, but it is holding up well. The teachers are very good; they are undeniably the best part of the school. The school could become more diverse, the majority of students are Caucasian.
I like the small school feel with the big school type education. The classes are challenging. I think that the tough classes really prepare the students for the real world and college.