I am both a parent now and former student. I feel as though the schools are probably a little better than average but are on a decline. I believe this is partly due to the economy sinking and partly due to school leadership not being effective. Most teachers/staff are good and care about their students and empower them to learn. The superintendent is not very well equipped to improve the school. The community focuses too much on sports and there is a lot of "name-playing." Probably this is true and comparable to to many other small communites. The music programs used to be excellent but have also declined in recent years. Maybe the saddest thing is that the Wrestling program used to be excellent and has also declined. Although I can see an effort is being made to improve it back t its former glory. Focus needs to be placed back on academics and the school needs to concentrate on preparing the children for the real world. The school district needs to communicate its needs and work more with the communicty to find ways to share the responsiblity of improving the school district.
About This School
Winterset Senior High School is a public high school in Winterset. 499 children attend Winterset Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 29% of the 499 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Winterset Senior High School is 14:1. Earlham Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0.4%|
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||29%||29%|
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