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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West Delaware High School is an above average, public school located in Manchester, IA. It has 477 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

West Delaware High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
67 responses
AP Enrollment
0%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$52,612
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$547
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
  • Homecoming Week
    32%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Friday Night Football
    16%
  • Competitions and Concerts
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
477
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,939
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$11,434/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Love West Delaware! Amazing teachers, great campus, and a bunch of opportunities for students! Students will find their life-long friends here. Great academics, extracurricular, and it's one big family.
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As a recent alum, I had a pleasent experience here. The academic opportunities I was given enabled me to enter college with 29 credits. Plus my teachers were amazing. I could always count on them when I needed extra help. The extra curricular activities provided at West Delaware also made my four years memorable. I was able to participate in anything I wanted including cross country, choir, speech, student council, and so much more. I'm glad that I went to a small school that allowed it's students to be a part of multiple activities because each and every one of those extracurriculars shaped me into the person I am today. The only reason I did not give a fifth star is because I think I could have been better prepared for a college classroom. I'm still adjusting to the concept of listening to lectures for an hour and doing most of the work on my own. I think my teachers in high school did a great job of teaching me, but I wish I had been accustomed to this study style before college.
I liked that West Delaware had block scheduling because this offered the opportunity to take college credit classes for free; however, if you were involved in band and/or choir, this took up a whole block--meaning you could not take a class. This was hard for me, as I was involved in every part of the music program because I am now a music major in college. I am still thankful for the opportunity I had to take 3 college credit classes in the time I attended West Delaware High School. I feel as though the music program also prepared me for music in college because the Philgreens were the best directors I could have asked for.