501 Buchanan St
Wapello, IA 52653
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
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Bottom 50%
Wapello Junior High School serves 88 students in grades 7-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

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 88 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
88 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
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School Rankings

Wapello Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Wapello Junior High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1120 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
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6%
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White
93%
76%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 88 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Btm 50%)

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