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  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
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Van Meter Junior/Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Van Meter, IA. It has 247 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Van Meter Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
64 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$88,011
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,300
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.5 responses
Poll
80%
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 10 responses
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Street painting during homecoming.
    20%
  • Actively participating in everything.
    10%
  • Being rowdy at basketball games.
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • School plays
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
247
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,198
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
80%
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
60%
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
$17,322/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I love this school so much! The people are always very friendly, and everyone knows everyone. This school has a very good education system, and focuses on getting students to be the best they can be through hard work and determination.
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I've been going to Van Meter for 9 years now and I absolutely love it. I love the small town feel about it, everyone knows each other and their families. It's great to be a part of such a great community where everyone cares about the other people. The academics are great, as well as the extra curricular activities. Most of the students attending Van Meter, are involved in some sort of sport/club which makes it even more enjoyable for everyone. The teachers really care about you and your grades which is awesome because they are always available for extra help if needed. Van Meter has been great, would definitely recommend to future families.
I have gone to Van Meter since Kidergarten and it has truly been a blessing. The Van Meter community in itself is a whole-hearted small town where everyone truly cares for everyone. Whether you are a student, staff, or parent, being involved with all events is a given. Our school district provides fun and safe experiences for all. What is also emphasized is family and friend relationships. There is countless opportunities to share time together from the annual school carnival to all students in the district having a moment of silence for our fallen officers. Van Meter may be a small spot on the map, but that spot has thrived the lives in all who have known it.