Marshalltown High School

1602 South 2nd Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 754-1130

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Public Grades 9-12 1598 students 17 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 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 2013
  • Marshalltown Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marshalltown High School is a public high school in Marshalltown. 1,598 children attend Marshalltown High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 56% of the 1,598 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marshalltown High School is 17:1. East Marshall Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 53% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 35% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I graduated from Marshalltown High School in 2014. The teaching staff and administration works hard in order to make everyone feel included and safe in the school. I really enjoyed being able to spend my high school years here. I also loved being able to take the dual college credit courses offered here for free. The only negative thing I can say about the school is that there is no air conditioning so students have to sweat it out the first couple of weeks of school as well as the last few weeks of the school year.

  • (1 year ago)

    This town is nothing like it was twenty years ago. I graduated in 89' and would love to say great things but I would recommend another school district if possible. My sons had no idea what learning was until we left after 11 years in the district. I'll always love MHS and the people but the education is truly poor. I would also like to say that the principal would have a 5 star except for his most recent mistake. I know the family that he is in a dispute with and his accusations are laughable. Our kids need great examples not mediocrity.

  • (3 years ago)

    I liked the experiences I had there My opinion changed on school because of the teachers and administrators.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is time for a positive change in teachers administration the parents and the community.

  • (8 years ago)

    MHS offers a great depth of advanced placement courses where students earn college credit. The professional nature of the fine arts department is remarkable.

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