This is more than a school. It's a family. East Mills Family. School sprit ties us together and we all try hard in school
East Mills High School is a public high school in Hastings. 179 students attend East Mills High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 34% of the 179 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Mills High School is 9:1. East Mills Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.
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East Mills is on the edge of becoming the school of choice in southwest Iowa. Once they work out the merger of the two smaller schools they will become the mid size school to send your kids to.
Due to declining student enrollment the finances of the district have been greatly affected. For every student hat leaves the district to attend another school system the budget declines. This effects the ability to acquire good teachers and hold them. It also effects the ability to have additional technologies for our students. That given our superintendent and our teachers are doing a super job to provide the highest quality education for our students. The test scores are as good and better than other surrounding districts. The school system is on track to do great in the future thanks to our teachers and staff at all of the schools.
As a previous student of East Mills I most likely have a different view of what the school was like compared to the typical parent that posts here. I transferred out of the school because of academic reasons. I never felt as though I was learning anything while I was in school. I have big dreams as I am sure many other children in this district do and East Mills was not preparing me to reach them. My reasoning for posting this is in hopes that my story could somehow help a future student with big dreams in this school district. I do not believe that students should ever have to transfer out of their school because of academic reasons. Every child should be given the opportunity to succeed like I was at my new school.