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Critics of Mason City school district blast sub-par ranking


This news story was published on December 29, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A ranking of Iowa high schools was released recently, and local critics are blasting the Mason City school district for the low status of Mason City High School.

Mason City High School was ranked number 243 in Iowa out of 368 high schools by Niche Public High School Rankings. The “Best Public High Schools” ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience at public high schools in all 50 states using various sources of information.

One outspoken group that uses social media to express opinions of the Mason City school district was none too thrilled with where Mason City High School ranked on the list, and called for changes in the organization’s leadership.

“We are not on this list of the top 200 at all! We came in at 234 out of 368,” Citizens for the Future of MC Schools lamented. The group was formed on Facebook in recent months to organize a movement for change in the school district. “We deserve a better option for our schools, students & teachers,” the group says.

“This is a sad showing of what is going on in our district,” the group continued.  “It is time for a change in our administration, we need to be thinking about our children and their futures.”

The group seems to be targeting Superintendent Anita Micich.  The group is critical of the sharing agreement between the school districts in Mason City and Clear Lake, which ranked 191st on the list.

Garner-Hayfield was the highest-ranked district on the list at 24th.  Osage was 28 and Lake Mills 45.

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3 Responses to Critics of Mason City school district blast sub-par ranking

  1. LVS Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    How terribly sad. They railroaded through all those levy’s, cry for more tax money and still can’t educate the kids. Maybe we should take all that extra money away from them and make them earn what they get.

  2. sad but true Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    It has never been a money problem! Pay more, get less.

  3. FUBAR Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Well folks we’ve voted in bonds and levy’s, given huge raises to the administration and even reelected the school board so its our own fault. We done it so as a voter(I voted no to every levy and proud of it) we got to set back and enjoy the show! Good things will come if we vote correctly.