Linn-Mar High School

Summary:

Linn-Mar High School is a public high school located in Marion, Iowa, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 2,271 students. The school is part of the Marion Independent School District, which is ranked 84 out of 311 districts in Iowa and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Linn-Mar High School consistently performs above the state average in academic assessments, with proficiency rates ranging from 68.5% to 77.2% in Mathematics and 69.8% to 72.4% in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 61.6% to 67.3% in Mathematics and 68.7% to 72.9% in English Language Arts. The school's student population is more diverse than nearby schools, with a racial makeup of 76.79% White, 6.34% African American, 5.77% Hispanic, and 5.37% Asian. Additionally, Linn-Mar has a relatively lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 23.25%, compared to nearby schools like Thomas Jefferson High School (56.38%) and Metro High School (over 50%).

While Linn-Mar High School's academic performance is consistently strong, its student-teacher ratio of 17.4 is slightly higher than some nearby schools, such as Mount Vernon High School (16.6) and Springville Secondary School (10.3). Additionally, Linn-Mar's spending per student, at $13,871 in the 2018-2019 school year, is lower than some of its peers, such as Mount Vernon High School ($16,419) and Springville Secondary School ($16,663), suggesting that the school is able to achieve its strong academic results with relatively lower per-student funding.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3111 N 10th St
       Marion, IA  52302


(319) 447-3040

District: Linn-Mar Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
152nd of 336 Iowa High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,871 Help


Feeder schools for Linn-Mar High School:

Elementary:    Bowman Woods Elementary School
    Echo Hill Elementary
    Indian Creek Elementary School
    Linn Grove Elementary School
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Middle:    Excelsior Middle School
    Oak Ridge School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  2,271

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.8%
African American:
6.3%
Hispanic:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Linn-Mar High School ranks better than 54.8% of high schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.13. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.8%), African American (6.3%), Hispanic (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Linn-Mar High School is 17.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Linn-Mar High School is $13,871.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Linn-Mar High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Linn-Mar High School 152nd of 336 Iowa public high schools. (See Linn-Mar High School in the ranking list.)

Linn-Mar Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Linn-Mar Community School District 84th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Linn-Mar High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 79.42 42nd 351 88.0%
2013 84.36 9th 351 97.4%
2014 85.98 13th 322 96.0%
2015 75.79 65th 324 79.9%
2016 79.11 50th 320 84.4%
2017 66.59 113th 325 65.2%
2018 53.60 174th 320 45.6%
2019 76.55 52nd 327 84.1%
2021 69.42 83rd 327 74.6%
2022 51.56 174th 332 47.6%
2023 58.13 152nd 336 54.8%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, March 1, 2021

Open Quote Generally a terrible school. I withdrew my kids from this school. The school is too big and you often hear, "your kid is one of 2400 students" which of course, means that your kid is not worth their time. Even the principal told me this. There is a pretty good arts program but the athletic program is horrible. Don't let your kids be lost in the crowd here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Linn-Mar High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 948 2 10 1 1 n/a n/a 0 962
1989 947 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 950
1990 885 2 12 1 2 n/a n/a 0 902
1991 901 5 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 912
1992 906 5 18 4 2 n/a n/a 0 935
1993 980 5 17 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1007
1994 1001 5 22 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1033
1995 1130 5 24 6 3 n/a n/a 0 1168
1996 1130 5 24 6 3 n/a n/a 0 1168
1997 1159 10 23 10 3 n/a n/a 0 1205
1998 1149 17 16 12 3 n/a n/a 0 1197
1999 1171 8 18 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1209
2000 1290 9 25 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1340
2001 1331 11 39 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1396
2002 1177 17 40 14 1 n/a n/a 0 1249
2003 1177 17 40 14 1 n/a n/a 0 1249
2004 1196 35 42 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1289
2005 1268 39 55 21 2 n/a n/a 0 1385
2006 1381 48 55 22 4 n/a n/a 0 1510
2007 1502 54 56 30 3 n/a n/a 0 1645
2008 1548 54 64 34 3 n/a n/a 0 1703
2009 1547 62 69 33 4 n/a n/a 0 1715
2010 1560 69 71 40 6 0 0 0 1746
2011 1513 70 75 43 6 0 3 0 1710
2012 1575 68 74 48 5 2 16 0 1788
2013 1616 63 75 55 5 1 31 0 1846
2014 1638 80 88 67 2 1 45 0 1921
2015 1709 90 93 76 1 2 47 0 2018
2016 1693 88 94 71 4 2 50 0 2002
2017 1711 107 94 90 4 2 71 0 2079
2018 1758 109 99 87 5 3 80 0 2141
2019 1765 114 103 96 4 4 96 0 2182
2020 1793 113 108 102 3 2 105 0 2226
2021 1779 125 120 90 3 2 114 0 2233
2022 1773 126 130 113 7 1 123 0 2273
2023 1744 144 122 131 6 1 123 0 2271

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Linn-Mar High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 962 63.0 15.2 2.3
1989 950 62.9 15.1 3.1
1990 902 59.1 15.2 2.1
1991 912 59.0 15.4 2.4
1992 935 43.0 21.7 1.7
1993 1007 52.2 19.3 3.3
1994 1033 49.4 20.9 5.1
1995 1168 85.1 13.7 4.7
1996 1168 85.1 13.7 4.7
1997 1205 78.7 15.3 3.3
1998 1197 73.5 16.3 3.8
1999 1209 71.0 17.0 6.7
2000 1340 84.6 15.8 5.4
2001 1396 87.8 15.9 6.4
2002 1249 93.5 13.4 5.8
2003 1249 93.5 13.4 5.8
2004 1289 96.3 13.4 7.1
2005 1385 99.7 13.9 8.4
2006 1510 98.4 15.3 11.1
2007 1645 92.0 17.9 11
2008 1703 101.7 16.7 11
2009 1715 99.2 17.3 12.5
2010 1746 102.4 17.0 12.9
2011 1710 105.0 16.2 13.2
2012 1788 105.5 16.9 14.3
2013 1846 107.0 17.2 15.1
2014 1921 109.4 17.5 14.9
2015 2018 110.0 18.3 15.8
2016 2002 118.0 16.9 13.9
2017 2079 118.7 17.5 15.1
2018 2141 125.8 17.0 15.4
2019 2182 123.7 17.6 19.5
2020 2226 124.6 17.8 17.8
2021 2233 127.3 17.5 21.3
2022 2273 129.5 17.5 20.8
2023 2271 130.2 17.4 23.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Linn-Mar High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 962 63.0 15.2 2.3
1989 950 62.9 15.1 3.1
1990 902 59.1 15.2 2.1
1991 912 59.0 15.4 2.4
1992 935 43.0 21.7 1.7
1993 1007 52.2 19.3 3.3
1994 1033 49.4 20.9 5.1
1995 1168 85.1 13.7 4.7
1996 1168 85.1 13.7 4.7
1997 1205 78.7 15.3 3.3
1998 1197 73.5 16.3 3.8
1999 1209 71.0 17.0 6.7
2000 1340 84.6 15.8 5.4
2001 1396 87.8 15.9 6.4
2002 1249 93.5 13.4 5.8
2003 1249 93.5 13.4 5.8
2004 1289 96.3 13.4 7.1
2005 1385 99.7 13.9 8.4
2006 1510 98.4 15.3 11.1
2007 1645 92.0 17.9 11
2008 1703 101.7 16.7 11
2009 1715 99.2 17.3 12.5
2010 1746 102.4 17.0 12.9
2011 1710 105.0 16.2 13.2
2012 1788 105.5 16.9 14.3
2013 1846 107.0 17.2 15.1
2014 1921 109.4 17.5 14.9
2015 2018 110.0 18.3 15.8
2016 2002 118.0 16.9 13.9
2017 2079 118.7 17.5 15.1
2018 2141 125.8 17.0 15.4
2019 2182 123.7 17.6 19.5
2020 2226 124.6 17.8 17.8
2021 2233 127.3 17.5 21.3
2022 2273 129.5 17.5 20.8
2023 2271 130.2 17.4 23.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Linn-Mar High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $299 (2.2%) $13,571 (97.8%) $13,871

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Linn-Mar High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 327 High schoolsRanks 152nd of 336 High schools
 29.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Linn-Mar High School)83.170.7
 12.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Linn-Mar Community School District)83.170.7
 12.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)74.372.9
 1.4%
10th Grade Mathematics (Linn-Mar High School)78.275.6
 2.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Linn-Mar Community School District)78.275.6
 2.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)67.167
 0.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Linn-Mar High School)77.769.8
 7.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Linn-Mar Community School District)77.769.8
 7.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)71.468.7
 2.7%
11th Grade Mathematics (Linn-Mar High School)82.677.2
 5.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Linn-Mar Community School District)82.677.2
 5.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)66.967.3
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21822271
 4.1%
African American114144
 26.3%
American Indian46
 50%
Asian103122
 18.4%
Hispanic96131
 36.5%
Pacific Islander41
 75%
White17651744
 1.2%
Two or More Races96123
 28.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.5%23.2%
 3.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 2,271 students attended Linn-Mar High School.

Students at Linn-Mar High School are 77% White, 6% African American, 6% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Linn-Mar High School ranks 152nd of 336 Iowa high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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