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City High

School Profile

General Data

Senior Class Size 388
Total Enrollment (9-12) 1629
Certified Staff 118
Accreditation Iowa Dept. of Education
Number of AP Courses 24
School Year Structure Trimesters


Grading Scale

Grade AP Non-AP
A 5 4
B 4 3
C 3 2
D 2 1
F 0 0


*We do not assign class rank to our students, but instead encourage examination of student performance through courses taken, GPA, standardized test scores, and extracurricular activities.*

Colleges Chosen by City High Graduates - 2022

Albion College
Arizona State University
Aurora University 
Austin Comm. College
Boston University
Buena Vista University
Capri College
Carlson College of Massage Therapy
Carthage College
Central Michigan Univ.
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
Drake University
Eastern Mennonite Univ.

Emory University
Florida State Univ.
Garrett University
Grandview University
Grinnell College
Indian Hills Comm. College
Iowa Central Comm. College
Iowa State University
Kirk Comm. College
Luther College
Marquette University 
Mass. Inst. of Tech
Monmouth College 
Mount Mercy Univ.
Northeastern Univ.

Northern Ariz. Univ. 
Northwestern University
PCI Academy
Simpson College
Smith College 
St. Cloud State Univ.
St. Olaf College
US Coast Guard Acad.
US Military Academy - West Point
University of Chicago
Univ. of CO - Boulder
Univ. of IL - Urbana
University of Iowa

University of Maine
University of Michigan
Univ. of Minnesota
University of Montana
University of Nebraska
Univ. of Northern Iowa
University of Richmond
University of Vermont
Utah State University
Wartburg College
Washington University 
William Penn Univ.

Post High School Plans

Class of 2023

4 year college



2 year college




Graduation Requirements

English 4 years 60 credits
Math 3 years 45 credits
Science 3 years 45 credits
Social Studies 3 years 45 credits
Health 1 trimester 5 credits

Physical Education

*waived for students with full academic schedules

4 trimesters 20 credits
Electives   85 credits
  Total: 305 required credits


Rigorous Course Options
Subject Most Rigorous - AP (weighted) Rigorous

AP English Literature and Comp
AP English Language and Comp

English 10 Honors
Composition I, II
US Literature Honors
Math AP Precalculus
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science

Geometry Honors
Algebra 2 Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors

Science AP Biology
AP Physics
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 2
AP Environmental Science
Honors Chemistry
Social Studies

AP US History
AP Microeconomics
AP World History
AP Macroeconomics
AP Government and Politics
AP Psychology

World Language AP French
AP Spanish
Spanish II, III Honors
French II, III Honors
Spanish V - Seal of Biliteracy
French V - Seal of Biliteracy

AP Capstone Seminar
AP Art and Design
AP Capstone Research
AP Music Theory



SAT Scores 22-23 City High National
Total 1298 1130
ErW 658 564
Math 646 566


ACT Scores 22-23 City High National
Composite 24.4 20.3
Math 23.4 19.9
Science 24.0 20.3
Stem 23.9 20.3
English 23.8 19.5
Reading 25.8 20.9