Albia Curriculum Director Joellen Schwartz presented in her principal’s written report some of the analysis reporting required by the state. The information she included was for an equity report, showing male-female enrollment percentages.
There are 593 male students in the district compared to 546 female with 128 special education students, 11.24 percent of the student population. All combined, 37.4 percent of all students are on free and reduced lunch. There were 71 students open enrolled out of the district compared to 57 open enrolled in.
The enrollment into various classes (open to all students) includes ag education, industrial education, family and consumer science, health occupations, business education, physical education, math, science, foreign language and advanced placement honors.
In ag education there are 14 males to 11 females in Introduction to Ag. Horticulture has 12 males and one female, a trend consistent for the second year.
In industrial education in the Career Academy, 93.3 percent of all students are male, even though the classes are offered to boys and girls.
In Family and Consumer Science, classes were balanced except for Child Development where 57 percent of students were female compared to 43 percent male.
In Health Occupations offered through Indian Hills Community College, there are eight females to one male. The courses lean toward nursing, which contribute to the predominance of female students.
In Business Education, 67 percent of the Introduction to Business class was male. The male to female ratio in advanced business courses was 53 percent male, 47 percent female.
In the Science area, physical science and biology are required and reflect student demographics. However, in chemistry there are 78 males compared to 38 females, in environmental science 58 males to 13 females, Principles of Biomedical, 32 males to 22 females and Zoology 36 males to 14 females. Physiology was equal with two male and two female and Anatomy/Physiology 18 male and 16 female.
In Foreign Language there were more females in Spanish 1 compared to males, but Spanish II and III are balanced.
In the Advanced Placement Honors classes, there were five males to 13 females in American Literature and four males to three females in Engineering and Design/Development.