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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Vinton-Shellsburg High School is an above average, public school located in Vinton, IA. It has 443 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
210 W 21st St
Vinton, IA 52349
Telephone
(319) 436-4728
Website

Vinton-Shellsburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
45 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,072
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$569
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,200
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Prom
    24%
  • Band competitions
    18%
  • Homecoming and sporting events
    18%
  • Homecoming dress-up days
    18%
  • Senior Traditions: blacktop painting, sweats, etc.
    18%
  • Talent Show
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
443
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,624
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,343/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Vinton-Shellsburg High School Reviews

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It was exactly what you would expect out of a high school in a small town that is willing to put more praise on athletics than academics. There are a lot of great teachers, and a few I would consider friends. But with classes getting cut and teachers being moved around things can get hectic. Classes come and go in the Industrial Arts section.
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I like that the school implemented a 1:1 idea meaning that each student has a laptop that can be used for the school year. The school district switched to semesters for this school year, and I like the adjusted work load that comes along with it. It added two classes to my schedule which means I have more work to do, but it makes me feel like I am getting better prepared for college.
Some of the teachers are really interested in the wellbeing of their students and try their hardest to help the student with whatever is needed. Each teacher has a grading scale that is slightly different. The math grading scale is completely different because the math classes are taught as learning targets which means that as long as you understand the main concepts of the chapter, you will pass the test and move along with the rest of the class. The science teachers each grade differently as well. Some base their grading entirely on homework, others never give out homework and only have quizzes and tests and only put tests in the grade book. When the language teachers are teaching the same class such as English 11. They all teach different things and are not consistent with what is supposed to be the mandatory teachings.