Wapello Junior High School

501 Buchanan St
Wapello, IA 52653
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Wapello Junior High School serves 127 students in grades 6-8.
Wapello Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 127 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Wapello Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Wapello Junior High School's student population of 127 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
127 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Wapello Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Wapello Junior High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1111 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
16%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
80%
73%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wapello Junior High School's ranking?
Wapello Junior High School is ranked #1111 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Wapello Junior High School?
127 students attend Wapello Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Wapello Junior High School students are White, 16% 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 Junior High School?
Wapello Junior High School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wapello Junior High School offer ?
Wapello Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Wapello Junior High School part of?
Wapello Junior High School is part of Wapello Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 127 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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