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19 N. Illinois Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
p. 641-421-4426

Alternative School
in Mason City, IA

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Mason City Comm School District
State Agency:
Iowa Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeOther/alternative school
Grades offered9th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs8.0
Surrounding communityTown, Remote Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Mason City, IA 50401
Total Population31,291 (28,330 urban / 2,961 rural)
Households13,181 (2.29 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,132
Families8,144 (2.91 people per family)
Pop. — African American488
Pop. — Asian294
Pop. — Pacific Islander22
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native147
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)30,313
Pop. — Other476

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 45 47%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 5 5%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 50 53%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     21%
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A59%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A71%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A70%
White Non-HispanicN/A88%
All Students<81%87%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 288 87.25%
GED Recipients     3.01%
Other Completers N/A 0.66%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Alternative School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic55%5%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native11%N/A
White Non-Hispanic80<84%85%
9th Grade 1 19 20
10th Grade 1 1 19 21
11th Grade 1 5 1 21 28
12th Grade 2 3 21 26
Total 5 9 1 80 95

Mason City Comm School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Alternative School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides99.7>39%29%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors2.0<1%1%
Library / Media Specialist1.0<0%1%
Library / Media Support6.0<2%3%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)2.0<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)6.0>2%2%
Guidance Staff Total8.0<3%3%
District Admins6.0>2%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt9.0<4%5%
School Admins12.0>5%5%
School Admin/Sppt18.0>7%6%
Other Support81.1<32%35%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Mason City Comm School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$21,365,000>$5,298$4,322
 Issued During Fiscal Year$1,000,000<$248$2,194
 Retired During Fiscal Year$1,000,000<$248$2,194
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$19,955,000>$4,949$4,301
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $384
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $428
 Sinking Fund$4,148,000>$1,028$313
 Bond Fund  $2,525
 Other Funds$16,541,000>$4,102$2,142
Total Revenues$43,592,000<$10,811$11,248
Total Expenses$41,113,000<$10,196$10,795

Mason City Comm School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$8,348,000$3,017,941
Special Education Programs$3,939,000$695,691
Vocational Education Programs$504,000$222,623
Other Education Programs$743,000$268,799
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$15,701,000$5,382,000$4,837,554$1,463,443
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$507,000$169,000$314,401$85,210
 General Administration$313,000$147,000$172,618$56,704
 School Administration$1,784,000$445,000$491,357$156,063
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,373,000$631,000$374,884$131,686
 Student Transportation$48,000$13,000$200,245$48,213
 Business / Central / Other$551,000$133,000$175,524$69,061
Food Services$667,000$203,000$181,450$55,140

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Mason City Comm School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$727,000<$180$248
  General Administration$547,000<$135$320
  School Administration$2,341,000>$580$517
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,262,000<$809$836
  Student Transportation$1,039,000<$257$419
  Business / Central / Other$840,000>$208$205
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,712,000<$424$430
  Enterprise Operations  $84
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$31,000<$7$147
 Adult Education  $15
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $111
 Instructional Equipment$728,000>$180$62
 Other Equipment$499,000<$123$259
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$771,000<$191$750
Debt Interest$941,000>$233$200

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Mason City Comm School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$660,000>$163$136
  Children with Disabilities Idea$261,000>$64$59
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality  $5
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$17,000<$4$5
  Title V, Part A$23,000>$5$2
  Vocational and Tech Education  $13
  Bilingual Education  $10
  Child Nutrition Act$643,000<$159$161
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $137
  Indian Education  $23
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$18,815,000>$4,666$4,282
 Staff Improvement Programs$1,172,000<$290$393
 Special Education Programs$21,000<$5$28
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs  $76
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$3,000 $11
 School Lunch Programs$18,000<$4$6
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $98
 Transportation Programs$96,000>$23$22
 Other Programs$366,000>$90$78
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$13,236,000<$3,282$3,571
 General Sales Taxes$4,697,000>$1,164$680
 Public Utility Taxes  $149
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes  $312
 All Other Taxes$12,000<$2$7
 From Other School Systems$726,000<$180$560
 From Cities and Counties  $29
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$41,000<$10$30
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$62,000>$15$8
 School Lunch$973,000>$241$232
 Textbook Sales and Rentals$44,000<$10$27
 District Activity Receipts  $24
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $96
 Interest Earnings$1,047,000>$259$174

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