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Urbandale High School

Established: 1937

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Building good character along with instilling academic excellence is the goal of Urbandale High School, a comprehensive four year secondary school. One of the school’s biggest strengths is its diverse and multi-cultural community that speaks over 42 different languages providing an opportunity for all students to learn from others their age from around the world. In 2007, it was named “State School of Character” by the Institute for Character Development for its character-building education and facilitating leadership through mentoring programs.

Urbandale High School’s newest campus facilities were completed in 2009. Among the outstanding features of the school include a performing arts center, a media center, computer labs, a football stadium, gymnasiums, softball/baseball fields and locker rooms.

Urbandale High School celebrates its many athletic accomplishments with their own Hall of Fame. The most recent additions being State Champions in both dance and cross country in 2015. The arts program is also highly celebrated with students appearing at local festivals, productions, and parades.

Urbandale, Iowa is located in the area commonly known as the US “Heartland” for its open and down-to-earth people. The area’s population has reached nearly 30,000 residents with a reputation for its safe streets and neighborhoods and an active and dynamic downtown business center. Urbandale is a small city that has something for everyone.

Famous Alumni

Eddie Berlin, Chicago Bears;
Scott Clemenson, NHL NJ Devils hockey ; Tyler Trepp, a cappella group Straight No Chaser ; Ryan Lillard, Kansas City Royals;

  • 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 17 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Speciality Programs
STEM, Marketing Internships
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Art, Ceramics, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Film Television, Theater - Design and Production
Band, Choir, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Psychology, US Government and Politics, US History
German, Japanese, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Art Club, Music Appreciation, National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, Theater Club, Thespian Society
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Required
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
IELTS also accepted (4.5 Minimum); 90 day sit-out period to play sports at the varsity level. There is not sit-out period for junior varsity.

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