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.
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.
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.
An overview of the student body of Nevada High School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.
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|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.