#55 High School in IA and #4 in Story County

Roland-Story High School

1009 Story St, Story City, IA 50248

How Good is Roland-Story High School?

Report Card

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

Roland-Story High School is in Story City, Iowa and is a Story County school. An enrollment of 338 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs above average when compared to other Iowa schools. Roland-Story High School received an overall grade of A- from The School Review. The school ranks 4 for high schools in Story County and 55 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


The academic score for a high school is determined by comparing a number of factors, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. For academics, Roland-Story High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and received the grade of A- for this measure.

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

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Roland-Story High School performs average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and earned the grade of B for this measure.

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


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Roland-Story High School performs 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 Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Very Good


Information about the student body at Roland-Story High School is listed 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 338
Minority Students 26
Diversity Index 9
Students with Disablities 29
Economically Disadvantaged 20%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 7%

Compare Nearby Schools

You can view the closest high schools to Roland-Story High School below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. All Story City schools can be seen on the Story City, Iowa schools listing page.

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

Roland-Story 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 Roland-Story High School? 338
  • Is Roland-Story High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A-, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Roland-Story High School in? The school is located in Story County.
  • How can I contact Roland-Story High School? The school's number is (515) 733-4329. You can visit their website at http://rolandstory.school/high-school.
  • Where is Roland-Story High School? 1009 Story St, Story City, Iowa 50248

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
Gilbert High School
312 Gretten Gilbert, IA 50105
South Hamilton Middle and High School
315 Division St Jewell, IA 50130
Ames High School
1921 Ames High Drive Ames, IA 50010
Nevada High School
1001 15th St Nevada, IA 50201
Boone High School
400 7th St Boone, IA 50036