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Number of Students:
Parkersburg Elementary
245
Aplington-Parkersburg Middle School
196
Aplington-Parkersburg High School
285
Teacher-to-Student Ratio:
Parkersburg Elementary
1 / 9.8
Aplington-Parkersburg Middle School
1 / 11.5
Aplington-Parkersburg High School
1 / 11.4

STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES:

Aplington-Parkersburg Percent
State Percent
National Percent
Proficient
Proficient
Proficient
             
School Year
02-03
03-04
02-03
03-04
02-03
03-04
             
Grade 4            
  Reading
94%
76.20%
69%
75.90%
60%
60%
  Math
88%
77.80%
72.40%
75%
60%
60%
             
Grade 8            
  Reading
83.70%
64.70%
69.40%
69.30%
60%
60%
  Math
80.90%
72.00%
73.10%
71.60 %
60%
60%
  Science
83.80%
79.40%
N/A%
77.30 %
60%
60%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grade 11
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Reading
83.80%
86.80%
77.10%
77 
60%
60%
  Math
91.90%
89.80%
81.30%
 79.20%
60%
60%
  Science
85.20%
86.50%
N/A
78.70 %
60%
60%

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS THAT ATTEND EITHER A TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE: 80%


EXTRA BENEFITS OF SCHOOL:

  • Languages: Spanish I,II,III, & IV
  • Computer Labs
  • Fine Arts: Band, chorus, theater, and speech
  • Clubs: Book Club, Future Farmers of America (FFA), National Honor Society (NHS), Students Against Drunk Driving (S.A.D.D.), Spanish Club, Student Government, TAG/Quizbowl, Teaching Interns, Tech Geeks
  • Fitness Center: Available for public use on a daily basis
  • Sports: Cross-Country, football, volleyball, boys & girls basketball, wrestling, track, golf, tennis, boys & girls soccer, baseball, and softball
    • Incredible football program which has had one of the top 10 winning percentages in the state of Iowa since the playoffs began in 1972.
    • Four former Aplington-Parkersburg football players have played in the National Football League. Casey Wiegmann (class of 1990) starts at center for the Kansas City Chiefs, Jared DeVries (class of 1994) is a defensive end for the Detroit Lions, Brad Meester (class of 1995) is the starting offensive center for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Aaron Kampman (class of 1998) is a starting defensive end for the Green Bay Packers.
    • These players, along with the Aplington-Parkersburg school, are featured in the Hall of Pride in Des Moines, Iowa.

COMMUNITY:

  • City Pool: Home of the Barracudas Swim Team, the Parkersburg Municipal Swimming Pool has 6 racing lanes, a slide, two diving boards, a water basketball hoop and a baby pool The pool opens the weekend after school gets out, from 1-9pm. Lessons are available twice a season.
  • Depot Park/Wolfe's Landing: Depot Park is a quaint park located along the Beaver River. With a railroad theme, the park is home to the original depot building and a caboose along with a themed playground. Wolf's Landing is a 2 diamond baseball/softball complex used for little league baseball.
  • Big Marsh: Big Marsh is located 6 miles north of Parkersburg and is the largest marsh in the state of Iowa. It contains over 3000 acres of ground for public hunting, fishing, bird watching and hiking.
  • Churches:
    • Hope Reformed
    • Faith Lutheram
    • St. Patrick's Catholic
    • Parkersburg Christian REformed
    • Bethel Lutheran
    • First Congregational
    • Parkersburg United Methodist
    • Calvary Baptist