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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West Lyon High School is an above average, public school located in Inwood, IA. It has 267 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

West Lyon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
43 responses
AP Enrollment
1%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$81,020
National
$55,322
Median Rent
National
$949
Median Home Value
$293,100
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.
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
267
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,943
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,295/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
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West Lyon is the best high school in northwest Iowa. It has awesome academics with being one of the top schools in Iowa for test grades. West Lyon prepares students for the real world with loads of shop classes, a great business teacher, and many extra-curricular activities. the only thing I would change is to build a new school because the current building is getting pretty old.
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West Lyon is a wonderful school and has many strong points, but like anything else it has things that could be better. I personally wish we had more clubs and activities as there is very few. Being in the top 4 of Iowa education centers 2 years in a row, we have very good academics. Some of our hands on resources could be improved and/or updated. Our athletics and musics both have wonderful programs. Our staff is great, teachers who care about their students and are very willing to help you out if you need it. All around West Lyon can serve you a amazing education.
West Lyon is a small school in the middle of rural Lyon county. It’s surrounded by cornfields. The children of four small towns attend this location making a large family like community. This school allows anyone to participate in any activities the student wishes. Teachers are compassionate and work with everyone’s schedule to make the activities work. The education is very good and the importance on academic achievements is evident in the awards West Lyon receives. Teacher are willing to come in early or stay late when students reach out. Our classrooms are small and each teacher knows their students on a personal level. Although there is not a lot of diversity there is a lot off opportunity to succeed.