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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Waverly, IA. It has 632 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1405 4th Ave SW
Waverly, IA 50677
Telephone
(319) 352-2087
Website

Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
87 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,935
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    35%
  • Homecoming
    30%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Day of Silence
    9%
  • Halloween
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
632
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,274
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,699/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School Reviews

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Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High is an amazing school with top-notch teachers. I have received an outstanding education. I have enjoyed all of my classes and have gained knowledge in all academic areas. It's the perfect size with approximately 150 in my graduating class. That's small enough for individualized attention and large enough to have many opportunities to join various clubs and activities. Our athletics and fine arts programs are very good. We are usually state qualifiers in athletics, academic competitions, fine arts. We are lucky to have partnerships with Wartburg College and Hawkeye Community College. Our school is also very friendly and welcoming. We have great school spirit. I am very proud of my education at Waverly-Shell Rock.
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This high school offers a plethora of opportunities for students to participate in to begin development of important life skills such as paying taxes or learning how to work on a team. There are numerous extracurriculars offered, so there is an activity or two for everybody. However, the administration sometimes lacks authority, so the school has a "cheating culture" which leads to poor development of college (and life) readiness.
I love the fact that there is a focus on education over anything else in the school. You are a student before you are any sort of sport athlete, or president of some club or organization. With that I'd love to see Waverly be able to grow and keep expanding what they already do best, teach their students to be responsible adults.