#1 High School in IA and #1 in Story County

Gilbert High School

312 Gretten, Gilbert, IA 50105

How Good is Gilbert High School?

Report Card

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

Located in Gilbert, Iowa, Gilbert High School, is a Story County school. An enrollment of 446 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Gilbert High School scores are significantly above average. Of high schools in the Story County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Gilbert High School is ranked 1 for high schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a high school is determined by comparing a number of data points, such as student results on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Gilbert High School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Iowa.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Fair
SAT/ACT Participation Good

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Gilbert High School performs above average compared to other Iowa high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

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 Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. Gilbert High School performs significantly above average compared to other Iowa high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

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


Information about the student body at Gilbert High School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 31%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 38%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 446
Minority Students 50
Diversity Index 13
Students with Disablities 14
Economically Disadvantaged 5%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 14%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are high schools near Gilbert High School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. All Gilbert schools can be viewed on the Gilbert, Iowa schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Ames High School A- A C+ B+
2 Roland-Story High School A- A- B A
3 Nevada High School B+ B A+ B
4 Boone High School B- B- C B
5 South Hamilton Middle and High School B+ A- B B+

Gilbert High School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Gilbert High School? 446 students.
  • Is Gilbert High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Gilbert High School in? The school is located in Story County.
  • How can I contact Gilbert High School? The school's number is (515) 232-3738. You can visit their website at http://www.gilbertcsd.org.
  • Where is Gilbert High School? 312 Gretten, Gilbert, Iowa 50105

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
Ames High School
1921 Ames High Drive Ames, IA 50010
Roland-Story High School
1009 Story St Story City, IA 50248
Nevada High School
1001 15th St Nevada, IA 50201
Boone High School
400 7th St Boone, IA 50036
South Hamilton Middle and High School
315 Division St Jewell, IA 50130