Western Dubuque Comm School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 2 public high schools serving 1,294 students in Western Dubuque Comm School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public high schools in Iowa.
Public High Schools in Western Dubuque Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 85% (versus the Iowa public high school average of 68%), and reading proficiency score of 81% (versus the 71% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Western Dubuque Comm School District are Cascade Junior-senior High School and Western Dubuque High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Western Dubuque Comm School District have a Graduation Rate of 96%, which is more than the Iowa average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Western Dubuque High School, with 98% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Iowa or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public high school average of 24% (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
2 Schools
355 Schools
# Students
1,294 Students
167,017 Students
# Teachers
87 Teachers
11,242 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Western Dubuque Comm School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 302 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
0.12
0.41
# American Indian Students
n/a
606 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
2 Students
3,937 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
43 Students
18,452 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
11%
# Black Students
11 Students
9,953 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,211 Students
127,152 Students
% White Students
94%
76%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
551 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
25 Students
6,365 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
67
# Students in K Grade:
-
80
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
67
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
80
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
92
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
78
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
192
# Students in 6th Grade:
41
1,236
# Students in 7th Grade:
52
5,343
# Students in 8th Grade:
47
8,046
# 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 $13,939. 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 $13,541. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,870
$13,939
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
$13,541
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 High Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Western Dubuque Comm School District
  • 310 4th Street SW, Farley, IA, 52046-9513
  • (563) 744-3885
  • wdbqschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,294 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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