Southeast Polk High School



Southeast Polk High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Southeast Polk High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 533
10 507
11 478
12 542

Southeast Polk High School is a public high school of the Southeast Polk Community School District located in Pleasant Hill, IA. It has 2,060 students in grades 9th through 12th. Southeast Polk High School is the 3rd largest public high school in Iowa and the 1,424th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.1 to 1.

Total Students: 2,060
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 114
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,424th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 3rd out of 366
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 348th out of 365
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 5th out of 366

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Southeast Polk High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,045
(51%)
1,569
(51%)
 Male 1,015
(49%)
1,527
(49%)

Southeast Polk High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,730
(84%)
2,604
(84%)
 Hispanic 142
(7%)
208
(7%)
 Two or More 74
(4%)
107
(3%)
 Black 63
(3%)
101
(3%)
 Asian 47
(2%)
68
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
2
(0%)

Southeast Polk High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,530
(74%)
2,286
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 412
(20%)
648
(21%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 118
(6%)
162
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Southeast Polk High School is ranked 25th out of 362 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Southeast Polk High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (25.7%) is lower than the state average of 36.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Southeast Polk High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1496
2006 1581
2007 1668
2008 1698
2009 1724
2010 1791
2011 1816
2012 1919
2013 1994
2014 1980
2015 2060

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.1
2006 14.8
2007 15.2
2008 14.5
2009 14.5
2010 16.3
2011 15.9
2012 16.9
2013 17.6
2014 17.3
2015 18.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.13368983957219
2006 0.13978494623656
2007 0.14508393285372
2008 0.17432273262662
2009 0.2262180974478
2010 0.27470686767169
2011 0.2329295154185
2012 0.28712871287129
2013 0.25225677031093
2014 0.2479797979798
2015 0.25728155339806

Compare Southeast Polk High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,426.6% 14.3:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,810.0% 18.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 25.7%
 
State Average 36.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Southeast Polk High School
Pleasant Hill, IA
Public 09 - 12 2,060 18.1:1  
Southeast Polk Junior High School
Pleasant Hill, IA
Public 07 - 08 1,036 16.7:1 1 miles
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