Western Dubuque Comm School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,581 students in Western Dubuque Comm School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Western Dubuque Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 83% (versus the Iowa public school average of 70%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Western Dubuque Comm School District are Cascade Elementary School, Peosta Elementary School and Epworth Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Western Dubuque Comm School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Western Dubuque Comm School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,302 Schools
# Students
3,581 Students
498,009 Students
# Teachers
250 Teachers
35,012 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Western Dubuque Comm School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 326 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 99% has increased from 97% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#40 out of 330 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Western Dubuque Comm   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Western Dubuque 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Western Dubuque 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥99%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Western Dubuque Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.16
0.44
# American Indian Students
2 Students
1,788 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
8 Students
12,705 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
143 Students
58,225 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
12%
# Black Students
61 Students
32,550 Students
% Black Students
2%
7%
# White Students
3,283 Students
368,419 Students
% White Students
92%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
1,926 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
78 Students
22,395 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
168
19,916
# Students in K Grade:
277
37,524
# Students in 1st Grade:
242
35,040
# Students in 2nd Grade:
245
34,795
# Students in 3rd Grade:
222
34,420
# Students in 4th Grade:
262
34,642
# Students in 5th Grade:
283
35,873
# Students in 6th Grade:
230
36,868
# Students in 7th Grade:
254
38,538
# Students in 8th Grade:
244
38,657
# Students in 9th Grade:
315
39,103
# Students in 10th Grade:
309
38,361
# Students in 11th Grade:
265
36,878
# Students in 12th Grade:
265
37,394
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,870 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,091. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,681 is less than the state median of $13,688. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$46 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Western Dubuque Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$42 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Western Dubuque Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,870
$14,091
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Western Dubuque Comm   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,681
$13,688
This chart display average spending per public school student in Western Dubuque Comm   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Western Dubuque Comm School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cascade Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
110 Harrison St Se
Cascade, IA 52033
(563) 852-3335
Grades: PK-5
| 288 students
Rank: #22.
Peosta Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8522 Burds Rd
Peosta, IA 52068
(563) 588-9010
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Epworth Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 Jacoby Drive E
Epworth, IA 52045
(563) 876-5514
Grades: PK-5
| 383 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Farley Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
405 3rd Ave Ne
Farley, IA 52046
(563) 744-3308
Grades: PK-5
| 278 students
Rank: #55.
Cascade Junior-senior High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
505 Johnson St Nw
Cascade, IA 52033
(563) 852-3201
Grades: 6-12
| 371 students
Rank: #66.
Western Dubuque High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
302 5th Ave Sw
Epworth, IA 52045
(563) 876-3442
Grades: 9-12
| 923 students
Rank: #77.
Drexler Middle- Intermediate School
Math: 80% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
405 3rd Ave Ne
Farley, IA 52046
(563) 744-3371
Grades: 6-8
| 588 students
Rank: #88.
Dyersville Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
813 12th Ave Sw
Dyersville, IA 52040
(563) 875-8484
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Western Dubuque Community School District
  • 310 4th Street SW, Farley, IA, 52046-9513
  • (563) 744-3885
  • wdbqschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,581 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.16

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