#157 High School in IA and #3 in Boone County

Boone High School

400 7th St, Boone, IA 50036

How Good is Boone High School?

Report Card

B- Academic Results
C Learning Enviroment
B School Safety
B- Overall Grade

Located in Boone, Iowa, Boone High School, is a Boone County school. The school reports an enrollment of 657 students in grades 9-12 and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Iowa it is average and has received and a grade of B- from The School Review. The school ranks 3 for high schools in Boone County and 157 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to find a school’s academics score. For academics, Boone High School performs average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and received the grade of B- for this measure.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B-
Test Performance Good
AP/IB Participation Fair
SAT/ACT Participation Very Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare a variety of factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Boone High School earned a grade of C for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other high schools in Iowa.

Students : Teacher
IA Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
IA Avg. 0%
New Teachers
IA Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade C
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Fair


School safety is evaluated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Boone High School performs average compared to other Iowa high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B.

Safety Grade B
In-School Suspensions Fair
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Very Good


Information about the student body at Boone High School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 31%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 38%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 657
Minority Students 69
Diversity Index 12
Students with Disablities 89
Economically Disadvantaged 33%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 10%

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Boone High School are included. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a complete list of schools in Boone, go to the Boone, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Futures N/A N/A C N/A
2 Ogden High School B A- B- B-
3 Madrid High School B B+ C+ A
4 Ames High School A- A C+ B+
5 Gilbert High School A+ A+ A- A+

Boone High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Boone High School? 657 students.
  • Is Boone High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B-, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Boone High School in? The school is located in Boone County.
  • How can I contact Boone High School? The school's number is (515) 433-0890. You can visit their website at http://www.boone.k12.ia.us/seniorhigh/shhome.html.
  • Where is Boone High School? 400 7th St, Boone, Iowa 50036

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
727 W 3rd St Boone, IA 50036
Ogden High School
732 W Division Ogden, IA 50212
Madrid High School
599 N Kennedy Madrid, IA 50156
Ames High School
1921 Ames High Drive Ames, IA 50010
Gilbert High School
312 Gretten Gilbert, IA 50105