Winterset Junior High School

720 Husky Dr, Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-3336
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 275 students 13 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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94%
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68%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Winterset Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
78%
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76%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
87%
87%
73%
75%
75%
65%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Winterset Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Winterset Junior High School is a public middle school in Lorimor. 275 students attend Winterset Junior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 30% of the 275 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Winterset Junior High School is 13:1. Winterset Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    this school holds there stands high especially in math can be very tricky and not everyone understands it... some of the teachers are very lazy and other are so strict you cant talk to anyone during anytime without getting in trouble 1 teacher even called a class liers because off an anonomous beeping.. this school needs to work on being equal in sports and the band teacher is not great he yells at the students alot and is very unkind in band lessons.. some of the teachers need to learn to slow down the pace and go over things other than expect them to have everything done when there gone because not everyone has the time after school to come in and get caught up the counciler is very straight up and not very kind.. the choir teacher is not very helpful we do the same thing over again and the class is very boring

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the previous statements. The teachers are in general a good bunch of people that seem willing to work with parents openly with regaurds to the students. The principal is not good with children. She criticizes way too often and is often so overly critical that any child with self esteem issues to begin with tends to be terrified of her. I understand that she is in a position with alot of stress. However; not every child or parent that disagrees with her can be wrong. Which is how it comes across.

  • (9 years ago)

    My opinion is that the teachers are very good at this school. They do what they can to help. The music (chorus) program is getting better. The band teacher is very committed and keeps the students excited. I agree that the principal focuses on the wrong behavior. It doesn't seem like she really is committed to the students or her teachers. She isn't inspiring and the students generally don't care for her.

  • (9 years ago)

    Winterset Junior High School is a good school for good students. The principle catches the wrong problems though. They should allow more advanced classes and more ways to explain difficult concepts. The sports are great but need more traveling volleyball. Music is not so great though.

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