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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West Branch Community School District is a public school district located in West Branch, IA. It has 798 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

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High Schools in West Branch Community School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
50 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
798
Free or Reduced Lunch
23.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,186
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,426/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$61,667
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,400
National
$184,700

West Branch Community School District Reviews

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My experiance at West Branch High School has probably been the average high school experiance. There are decent school meals, the education we get is okay, we are offered to take online college couses. I think that the grading system could be better. We have Standards Based Grading and it is good that we can redo; However, I'm neverous for in college because I can't redo anything. For this reason, we have 15 people tied for first place in our class ranking. They redo everything till it is an E(A). I think that the amount of times you can redo something should be changed; Instead of 4 make it one. Also, I would make sure students had to do their math, spanish homework on time to hold them accountable. I think that by changing these things it could help prepare students for college. This way they have to find good study habits and have to do their homework.
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While I was going to West Branch High School, there was a lot of difficulty for me personally because I was forced to take certain classes to graduate even though I had already completed a version of those classes beforehand. I also was unable to fit my schedule correctly due to these classes and ended up being unable to take any of the classes that I wanted to take. Overall it was a pain and even though the teachers and staff were amazing people it was hard to continue there.
I like saying that I come from West Branch High School. The community is so involving and I have made so many important relationships at West Branch. Being able to take online courses through Kirkwood Community College and taking classes at the Regional Center really prepared me for what college was going to be like. I played a variety of sports at West Branch and was involved in some of the Fine Arts. West Branch is very inclusive and every team felt like a family no matter how good or bad we performed. The staff and faculty were always caring towards me and helped me through a lot of things including finding colleges to look at.