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Urbandale High School

Urbandale, IA  50322
Grade 9-12
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType High

Reviews for Urbandale High School

May 17, 2015

Urbandale High School has provided our student with an exceptional educational environment. In addition to academics our student has excelled in both sports and the arts. We love how coaches and directors (choral and instrumental) work together so that students can be well rounded, explore possibilities, and make the most of their talents. Read Full Review

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May 12, 2015

We cannot say enough good things about Urbandale!! What a great school, administration and teachers. Our kids are in the fine arts (show choir, chorus) and we have been so happy. Urbandale is unique in that there is full support behind all of their programs. Read Full Review

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May 11, 2015

Urbandale is a great overall school. There is a nice balance between academics and extracurricular activities. The administrators take the time to know the students and develop an interest in them. The relationship with DMACC is also a huge benefit for the students - they can earn college credits while still in high school and also get a feel for what college expectations are.Read Full Review

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September 07, 2013

Urbandale High School has been so welcoming for my sons and our family. This is a new school district for us and the move was much easier than we expected. Counselors and teachers are highly accessible, as is the superintendent (he even greeted us in person!). We home schooled our children up through 8th grade so it was important to us that we find a stable, caring environment for our kids' high school experience. I also like it that UHS works so closely with DMACC for college prep.Read Full Review

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July 18, 2013

They have a horrible problem with bullying at this school. Unless your child is involved in sports do not expect to fit in with their cliques.Read Full Review

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March 07, 2009

Urbandale does a poor job preparing students for the rigors of college lif . They seem more interested in externals such as show choir and band. The academics low in the list of the administrations list of priorities.Read Full Review

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October 14, 2008

Urbandale High School is an excellent example of the way a school should be run. The teachers are fun, caring, and they submit their time to make sure you understand and have a great learning experience. The principal is also so much fun to have around! He also maintains order and control within the school as a great leader. As a student who moved from Urbandale I appreciate the atmosphere and the fun learning environment that I experienced there. In all honesty the only other school I would consider in the Des Moines area would be Waukee.Read Full Review

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October 02, 2006

I went to this school and had two children that went here. It is wonderful. It is rated 8th in the state of Iowa. Iowa is rated 3rd in the nation. The quality, community feeling and size is way above average. I would recommend this school anyone.Read Full Review

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