School Details

Western Dubuque High School

302 5th Ave SW, Epworth, IA 52045
(563) 744-3885

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 761 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) to test students in grade 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Western Dubuque Comm School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Western Dubuque High School is a public high school in Epworth. 761 students go to Western Dubuque High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 24% of the 761 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Western Dubuque High School is 14:1. Cascade Junior/Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    west dubuque is an awsome school that allows kids to participate in any activity their heart desires because of the size of the community no one is turned down they are a nice school district with wonderful students I love the little school so much I open enroled my child in it even though we have to drive a little farther each morning its worth it even with the outrages gas prices! I would highly suggest going to this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I may not be a parent that had a child attend this school but I am the child that attend the school. I love Western Dubuque High School! The teachers actually care about every student. They take time after school to help any student with any questions or problems with homework. If you are thinking of sending your child to this school please do the teachers are amazing!

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Overall score

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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