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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Western Dubuque Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Farley, IA. It has 3,451 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
310 4th Street SW
Farley, IA 52046
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Western Dubuque Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
186 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,451
Free or Reduced Lunch
31.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,882
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$35,321,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,648/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$71,389
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,800
National
$184,700

Western Dubuque Community School District Reviews

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I'm a recent Western Dubuque community school district alumni and I can say without a doubt that there is certainly no school district quite like this one. The Western Dubuque school district is the largest school district in Iowa but one would never know that what with the wonderful accommodating, and inspirational staff members. I believe there is truly no school in the world with more school spirit than this one. Though tragedy and triumph this school district sticks together though it all. This school district goes above and beyond and as a recent graduate I'm proud to say that once a Bobcat always a Bobcat!
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The Western Dubuque Community School District is a very inviting and family- like place. Our school district is unique because it contains two separate high schools. I attend the smaller high school in the district, Cascade High School. Although the two school are split, the administration does a fantastic job making it feel as if both schools were one big family. Nevertheless, Cascade High School also has its own strengths separate and unique from Western Dubuque. Three years ago, Cascade High School built an outstanding new gym, wrestling room, and music room which has contributed to an overall better athletic and fine arts program within the school. Additionally, each and every teacher at the high school is dedicated to the students and their success.
WD experience is the best change nothing! A mother of 4 students and a substitute teacher at the school I am completely satisfied with our experience. My kids have patriated in sports and many other activities.