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  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
    B-
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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
62 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$51,178
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$610
National
$949
Median Home Value
$125,400
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
439
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,576
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
$12,526/ 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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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!
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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.