Wapello Comm School District

406 Mechanic Street
Wapello, IA 52653
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Wapello Comm School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 531 students in Wapello Comm School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Wapello Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 68% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
3 Schools
1,326 Schools
# Students
531 Students
504,006 Students
# Teachers
43 Teachers
35,084 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Wapello Comm School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 327 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#299 out of 327 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wapello Comm   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wapello Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wapello Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥90%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wapello Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.28
0.45
# American Indian Students
2 Students
1,945 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
n/a
12,630 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
62 Students
60,805 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
12%
# Black Students
6 Students
33,290 Students
% Black Students
1%
7%
# White Students
446 Students
369,175 Students
% White Students
84%
73%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
2,364 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
12 Students
23,738 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
29
22,680
# Students in K Grade:
43
38,679
# Students in 1st Grade:
29
35,185
# Students in 2nd Grade:
39
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
34
35,271
# Students in 4th Grade:
29
34,910
# Students in 5th Grade:
21
35,083
# Students in 6th Grade:
35
36,361
# Students in 7th Grade:
42
37,347
# Students in 8th Grade:
50
38,760
# Students in 9th Grade:
49
40,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
42
38,936
# Students in 11th Grade:
48
37,654
# Students in 12th Grade:
41
37,457
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,439 is higher than the state median of $16,392. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,267 is higher than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$9 MM
$8,262 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wapello Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$9 MM
$8,048 MM
This chart display total spending of Wapello Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,439
$16,392
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wapello Comm   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,267
$15,968
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wapello Comm   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Wapello Comm School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wapello Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
505 N Cedar
Wapello, IA 52653
(319) 523-5571
Grades: PK-5
| 224 students
Rank: #22.
Wapello Senior High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Buchanan St
Wapello, IA 52653
(319) 523-3241
Grades: 9-12
| 180 students
Rank: #33.
Wapello Junior High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Buchanan St
Wapello, IA 52653
(319) 523-8131
Grades: 6-8
| 127 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Wapello Comm School District?
Wapello Comm School District manages 3 public schools serving 531 students.
What is the rank of Wapello Comm School District?
Wapello Comm School District is ranked #299 out of 327 school districts in Iowa (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Iowa school districts for: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Wapello Comm School District?
84% of Wapello Comm School District students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Wapello Comm School District?
Wapello Comm School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What is Wapello Comm School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,267 is higher than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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