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Colfax-Mingo High School

Location: Colfax, IA

Population: 2,075

Closest City: Des Moines, IA

Distance to Closest City: 25 min

Airport Code: DSM

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 1
Students per High School: 257
Student to Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Approximate Start Date:Mid August
Approximate End Date: Mid May
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: Yes
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation: Yes
Enrollment Restrictions: No

Community Information

With a population of just over 2,000 residents, Colfax, Iowa is a tight knit community. In the center of town is Lewis Park. Lewis Park is where the community gathers for all kinds of activities. Throughout the year, free live music performances take place in Lewis Park as well. One of the great events in Colfax is the "Halloween Walk." Each year, a week before Halloween, hundreds of people stroll through the downtown area and are given free items from local businesses, and get to enjoy unique food vendors. It is also a great time to see all the great costumes and decorations in Colfax. Jasper County hosts a county fair each July, with great events for people of all ages. Colfax offers small town charm and tight knit relationships.

School Profile

The Colfax-Mingo Community School District is a small district, with only one elementary school, middle school, and high school. The high school was recently redesigned, and now overlooks Lewis Park. The district offers a variety of courses to help prepare their students for college. Their curriculum includes 8 English credits, 6 Science credits, 2 Physical Education credits, 6 Math credits, 6 Social Studies credits, and 2 21st Century Skills credits. The Colfax-Mingo Community School District has a complete technology program in place, giving all students access to computer labs. The district encourages their students to take part in a variety of activities, in order to receive a well rounded education.

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