North Cedar High School

Stanwood, IA  52337
Grade 9-12
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType High

Reviews for North Cedar High School

December 13, 2013

Reviewing what has been written previous years, I am sorry to say that the original intent when the 4 districts combined in '94 is no longer the current administration intention. Be forewarned. It will soon be reduced to a Clarence Lowden district again. They are slowly removing high school activites to the Clarence building and are attempting to close the Stanwood site altogether. What will remain for the Mechanicsville site? it isn't looking good. I am so glad my kids are moving their families outside the school district. Read Full Review

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February 13, 2011

I am a parent of three students that went from K to 12 in the North Cedar school system. They had teachers of varying quality and dedication in all levels of their education. The educational opportunities were not nearly as broad as in a big city school, but the overall level and attitude of the students was higher. My children were all driven to make the most of their education. They all graduated near the top of their class, but had plenty of challenging teachers along the way. If a student has the desire to learn at a high level, North Cedar has the teachers and staff to fulfill that need. I am quite happy with the education my children received. All three obtained near full ride scholastic scholarships to very good colleges as a result of their education.Read Full Review

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January 14, 2009

Though North Cedar isn't completely perfect it's still a great place to get an education. I've traveled to many places and I never had better teachers than the ones I have at North Cedar or as many opportunities to get involved with so many extracurricular activities.Read Full Review

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September 23, 2005

North Cedar High School is really great, it mostly the work of theacher like Mr. Rolling And Mr. Dees that keep this school doing so well.Read Full Review

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September 01, 2005

May 2003 rating is speaking sour grapes. I think North Cedar has a faculty that for the most part work together and care about all of their students. That same vocal teacher has half the high school students in choir, and doesn't cut anyone out. All the kids are welcome, even students who aren't in any other activity. North Cedar has many career teachers.Students are taught to respect adults through earning respect themselves.Read Full Review

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April 08, 2004

Students at North Cedar High School have the opportunity to become as involved with the school as they want. They have opportunities to play sports, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl, be part of one of the best cheerleading squads in the state (2nd place at Nationals in 2003), drama, individual and group speech, choir, band, Peers, and the list goes on. Academically, our curriculum offers high level courses to prepare for college and vocational training. Grade points averages are based on a high scale (92% is a B+ for example). North Cedar has its problems, but it is a safe environment with most teachers really caring about the students and tend to be fair.Read Full Review

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May 16, 2003

North Cedar has teachers who play favorites, such as with their own children in their classes (mainly the vocal music instructor). Those students always get the lead roles, the solos, the training, the chances. The art teacher tends to lean towards these students as well in lead rolls in plays and speech events. Sports is overemphasized...music and drama are underemphasized...all due to parental backing for sports, which has been the same for years. Band was dropped from 5th grade all together a few years ago, meaning that North Cedar is always 1 year behind other schools in instrument training and band participation in contests and events. There are some good teachers there too...but too many who play favorites or judge students if they aren't interested in sports. Read Full Review

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