#82 High School in IA and #5 in Story County

Nevada High School

1001 15th St, Nevada, IA 50201

How Good is Nevada High School?

Report Card

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

Nevada High School is located in Nevada, Iowa. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 450 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Iowa it is slightly above average and has received and a grade of B+ from The School Review. The school ranks 5 for high schools in Story County and 82 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. 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.


Standardized test results and SAT participation, among other data points, are used to determine the academic score for a high school. For academics, Nevada High School performs average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and earned the grade of B for this measure.

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

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Nevada High School earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above 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 A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety grade. Nevada High School received a grade of B for safety. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other high schools in Iowa.

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


An overview of the student body of Nevada High School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 31%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 38%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 450
Minority Students 44
Diversity Index 11
Students with Disablities 47
Economically Disadvantaged 30%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 14%

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are high schools nearest to Nevada High School. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Nevada, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Colo-Nesco Middle/High School C+ C C A-
2 Collins-Maxwell Middle/High School B- C+ B- A
3 Ames High School A- A C+ B+
4 Gilbert High School A+ A+ A- A+
5 Ballard High School A- B+ A+ A

Nevada 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 Nevada High School? The school reported 450 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Nevada High School? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Nevada High School in? The school is located in Story County.
  • How can I contact Nevada High School? The school's number is (515) 382-3521. You can visit their website at http://www.nevada.k12.ia.us/computerapps/NHS.html.
  • Where is Nevada High School? 1001 15th St, Nevada, Iowa 50201

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
Colo-Nesco Middle/High School
919 West St Colo, IA 50056
Collins-Maxwell Middle/High School
400 Metcalf St Maxwell, IA 50161
Ames High School
1921 Ames High Drive Ames, IA 50010
Gilbert High School
312 Gretten Gilbert, IA 50105
Ballard High School
701 Ballard Drive Huxley, IA 50124