School Details

Prairie Valley High School

1005 Riddle St, Gowrie, IA 50543
(515) 352-3142
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 350 students 12 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

76%
76%
77%
74%
74%
68%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
78%
78%
75%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Prairie Valley Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
73%
64%
64%
65%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
67%
67%
76%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Prairie Valley Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
78%
81%
81%
78%

Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) to test students in grade 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
84%
85%
81%
80%
80%
82%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Prairie Valley Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Prairie Valley High School is a public high school in Gowrie. 350 students attend Prairie Valley High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 36% of the 350 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Prairie Valley High School is 12:1. Southeast Webster-Grand High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 98%
Hispanic 2% 0.6%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.7%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This High school was one of the reasons why we settled in this small town. But it all has come to a great halt. For the past year the drama among the young girls in this school is unforgiveable. Our daughter has gone from one of the most popular girls in her class to an almost outcast due to the immaturity of a bunch of girls and the jealousy of there parents starting rumors that were so untrue. the bad thing is the administratition there was unconcerned. They say they are teachers I say bull I say they are there to get a check. Counselers are not doing their jobs. And if I had it all to do over again I would have never ever sent my kids to this school. thank God we are moving and getting away from the rude and vast amount of drama amongst the students parents and faculty. If I could give this school a ZERO I would.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and community care about our children. Our school system reaches each child as an individual to help them grow to become self-confident and gain an excellent education.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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