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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Waukee Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Waukee, IA. It has 1,685 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Address
555 SE University Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
Telephone
(515) 987-5163

Waukee Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
22 responses
Average ACT
26
317 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$91,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,051
National
$949
Median Home Value
$211,100
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
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  • Football games
    27%
  • Prom
    23%
  • Homecoming
    22%
  • Show choir
    10%
  • Festival of Peace
    7%
  • Waukee Invitational
    6%
  • Baseball games Track meets
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,685
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,765
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,451/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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Waukee Senior High School Reviews

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The education and dedication to students from staff is very high. I would like to see more involvement in clubs and more opportunities in the district but I feel the opportunities the district does provide are very prestigious compared to other high school programs around the country. I feel the administration has a lot to manage and has not managed their responsibilities in the best way possible which has led to lots of distrust within the district. Overall my experience in Waukee has been something I will not forget, the opportunities exceed normal high school expectations and think there is still room for me, along with similar students to create a change and bring more to the Waukee Community School District.
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The one thing that I enjoyed the most about my experience at Waukee Senior High School was being allowed the opportunity to decide what courses and extra curricular activities to take. These choices helped pushed me out of my comfort zone, which allowed me to make new friends and to figure out who I really am.
One thing that I would change about my experience at Waukee Senior High School is the block scheduling that they have for courses. I believe that the block scheduling did not give me enough time to fully comprehend the learning that the courses were trying to teach me.
There are many things I love about Waukee. You always have a teacher you can count on. They go above and beyond in the classroom to make sure you succeed in school, and well as outside activities. The staff truly cares about the student experience, and it shows. You are guaranteed to see a friendly smile every direction you turn. I transferred here last year, and I absolutely love everything about it. I am so happy I chose this as my school because I would not want it any other way. However, I think there needs to be more safety in the school, as I believe each school should have. Overall, I rate my school very well because I have very few negative things to say about it.