#95 High School in IA and #3 in Bremer County

Sumner-Fredericksburg High School

802 West Sixth Street, Sumner, IA 50674

How Good is Sumner-Fredericksburg High School?

Report Card

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

Sumner-Fredericksburg High School is a high school in Sumner, Iowa. It is in Bremer County. It has 245 students and 18 teachers and serves grades 9-12.

This school performs average when compared to other Iowa schools. Sumner-Fredericksburg High School received an overall grade of B from The School Review. Of high schools in the Bremer County it is ranked 3. Statewide, Sumner-Fredericksburg High School is ranked 95 for high schools.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. 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 calculate a school’s academics score. Sumner-Fredericksburg High School received a grade of B for academics. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other high schools in Iowa.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B
Test Performance Good
AP/IB Participation N/A
SAT/ACT Participation Poor

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing many factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Sumner-Fredericksburg High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
IA Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
IA Avg. 0%
New Teachers
IA Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. For safety, Sumner-Fredericksburg High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and received the grade of A- for this measure.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Good


Basic student body information from Sumner-Fredericksburg High School can be seen below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when determining its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 31%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 38%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 245
Minority Students 16
Diversity Index 8
Students with Disablities 23
Economically Disadvantaged 26%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 14%

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Sumner-Fredericksburg High School are listed. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. To get a full list of schools in Sumner, go to the Sumner, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Tripoli Middle/Senior High School B+ B+ A A-
2 Wapsie Valley High School B B B+ B+
3 West Central Charter High School A A- A+ A
4 Oelwein High School C C C+ C+
5 Denver Senior High School A+ A+ B+ A+

Sumner-Fredericksburg High School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Sumner-Fredericksburg High School? The school reported 245 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Sumner-Fredericksburg 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 Sumner-Fredericksburg High School in? The school is located in Bremer County.
  • How can I contact Sumner-Fredericksburg High School? The school's number is (563) 578-3341. You can visit their website at http://www.sfcougars.k12.ia.us.
  • Where is Sumner-Fredericksburg High School? 802 West Sixth Street, Sumner, Iowa 50674

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
Tripoli Middle/Senior High School
209 8th Ave Sw Tripoli, IA 50676
Wapsie Valley High School
2535 Viking Ave Fairbank, IA 50629
West Central Charter High School
305 Pember Maynard, IA 50655
Oelwein High School
315 8th Ave Se Oelwein, IA 50662
Denver Senior High School
541 E Eagle Denver, IA 50622