School Details

West Delaware High School

605 New St, Manchester, IA 52057
(563) 927-3515

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 515 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
  • West Delaware County Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Delaware High School is a public high school in Manchester. 515 children attend West Delaware High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 24% of the 515 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Delaware High School is 14:1. Maquoketa Valley Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 98% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Our test scores are among the best in the state (90% proficient in reading and 93% in math). Athletics and music programs also perform at the top of the 3A class. Community support is also booming! Size of the school is big enough to have the ability to provide students a wide variety of opportunities yet small enough that they receive individual attention and don't get lost in the shuffle. WD is a wonderful school and community!

  • (7 years ago)

    our school is set in a very rural setting so the academic opportunities available to the students are surprising. Students from other schools are enrolled in some of our classes because they are not available at their school. Yes Our test scores do seem low but that is because of a lack of interest throughout the student body. If a student tries they will succeed it's just that many of them don't. We have an excellent athletics and music program by the way. The only disadvantage is that many of the kids who get the top spots have names which are deep rooted in the community. If your family doesn't have any pull your child has a much smaller chance of getting their well-deserved time in the spotlight. Also we have an excellent art program which should get more funding and recognition.

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