Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB-
- Clubs & ActivitiesC+
- Health & SafetyB
- Resources & FacilitiesB-
Vinton-Shellsburg High School is an above average, public school located in Vinton, IA. It has 439 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Vinton-Shellsburg High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
Vinton-Shellsburg High School Reviews
High school experience was average but could have been better prepared for college. Grade school and middle school were good experiences and face the same challenges as all districts. As a smaller district they are not able to offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities but feel that it is comparable to other schools this size. They do offer programs through a local community college but they are not well promoted. Athletic programs vary...some are great experiences and some are just average. As with any district there are some amazing staff members who love their job and make a difference in student's lives daily!
In my experience, Vinton-Shellsburg is average in many categories, but not terrible by any means. There are no outstanding qualities to the school, but they are working towards bettering the school environment and resource availability to students and parents. As for college readiness, there is nothing we did that stands out to me other than taking higher level classes. There is barely any diversity in this school which results in situations that administrators don't know how to handle properly. There are various sports that are available for participation, however the amount of clubs and other extracurricular activities besides sports are few and far between.
Overall, Vinton isn't a bad place to go to school. You can always count on the teachers to help you whenever you have any questions. The only thing that wasn't the best with the school is the sports system: not all of the coaches are fair with the players. For the most part, the students in the school are welcoming to everyone and the grades always interact with each other at some point so everyone usually gets along well.