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Colfax-Mingo Junior-Senior High School

Colfax, IA  50054
Grade 7-12
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType High

Reviews for Colfax-Mingo Junior-Senior High School

April 03, 2015

I was a student before the middle school merged with the Sr. High school. I was still in the process of learning English since I had only been in the US for a month before enrolling in the Colfax-Mingo district. Little did I know that there was no ESL (English as a second language) programs or any support for students who are still learning English. Most of the students were bullies and I was called racial slurs and even thrown lunch boxes at me. When we brought the issue to the principal, he offered a temporary fix which was transferring to Harding middle school in Des Moines for my second semester. The change was amazing and I thank him for that. I cannot comment on the academics, since the language barrier and bullying didn't let me concentrate on academics in those short months. Needless to say, my mother and I moved to Des Moines and i have been in honor rolls at my high school and now, at college. My advice to any minority families that are considering the CM school district: take a look, feel it out but don't be surprised if your child gets bullied. I hope it has changed since I attended.Read Full Review

-submitted by student

February 23, 2015

The students at Colfax-Mingo have made some amazing achievements this year. We have strong National Honor's Society membership and philanthropic, community-oriented students. This school offers academically excellent courses including in-house courses for college credit and a fantastic agricultural program. Many of the teachers have masters degrees either in their content areas or in education/teaching. There have been many recent changes in staffing. This school is making a comeback.Read Full Review

-submitted by teacher

December 31, 2013

This school is the worst my children have ever attended.Mr. Jones the principal is more concerned about the kids social lives than there academics. Some of the teachers do care, others are more worried about getting a paycheck. Read Full Review

-submitted by parent

January 25, 2010

I absolutely love this school.The teachers are great and the students are able to talk to each other. There arent really any cliques here, which really is great.Read Full Review

-submitted by student

September 30, 2009

My kids have gone to Colfax schools for their entire academic careers. The staff and teachers take a personal interest in every student and always go out of their way to ensure the students do their best. Read Full Review

-submitted by parent

April 27, 2004

Excellent excellent teacher quality....I have a senior who is in national honor society....A freshman who is always on at least the b honor roll...A 6 year old who is doing first and second grade work...I would like to think it is all because of the teaching staff in the Colfax-Mingo school district.... Superintendant has all the respect in the world from the students and in my opnion does a great job. I couldn't think of any other place I would want my children to go to school...Also a great community to raise children.Read Full Review

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