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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Waukon High School is a public school located in Waukon, IA. It has 351 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Waukon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
66 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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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-
Median Household Income
$42,083
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$510
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,700
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    25%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • The burning of the W (homecoming)
    15%
  • Basketball
    10%
  • Cross Country
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
351
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,383
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$12,230/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Waukon High School Reviews

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The teachers and staff all truly care about their students and helping them succeed. My time in high school has been difficult as my dad has been battling brain cancer; however, I know that every day I go to school, there is someone I can talk to if I need to. Waukon High School partners with Northeast Iowa Community college to offer concurrent enrollment classes. This has enabled me to graduate with my Associates of Arts degree at the same time that I graduate from high school. Waukon High School offers multiple opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom, whether it be in clubs, organizations, or athletics. One thing that is difficult for me personally is the no backpack in the high school rule. I spend my days traveling between the Waukon NICC Center and the high school. It is difficult for me to carry all of the books that I have to carry between buildings without a backpack.
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Waukon High School is a good school in general. Some teachers are absolutely amazing and really care for the students education. My favorite teacher is Mrs.Jensen, she truly cares for each student and tries her best to teach them in ways that are comfortable for everyone. I would say that the only thing that needs to be changed in the school is expanding the classes so that they help students more with preparing for college and life outside of their home.
Great school, opportunity to take college classes while going to high school. That is a bonus. Variety of classes offered. Clubs and sports avaliable to all students from freshman to seniors. Teachers are helpful and well educated in all areas of education. It gave me a great start for my future.