453 N. 5th St.
Sheffield, IA 50475
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Fork High School serves 196 students in grades 9-12.
West Fork 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-59% (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 70-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

West Fork High School's student population of 196 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
196 students
This chart display total students of West Fork High School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of West Fork High School
Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of West Fork High School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of West Fork High School by grade.

School Rankings

West Fork 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 West Fork High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#778 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of West Fork High School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Fork High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
68%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Fork High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Fork High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Fork High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Fork High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Fork High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
92%
74%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Fork High School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in West Fork High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Fork High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.15
This chart display the diversity score of West Fork High School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥90%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of West Fork High School and public school graduation rate of Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Fork High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Fork High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review West Fork High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

At the 20-Year Mark, Are Charter Schools Making the Grade?
At the 20-Year Mark, Are Charter Schools Making the Grade?
On the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first charter school, are these schools really offering an attractive option to the standard neighborhood school? We’ll explore the evidence.
Why Fast Food is “Healthier” Than School Lunches: The Shocking USDA Truth
Why Fast Food is “Healthier” Than School Lunches: The Shocking USDA Truth
Your child’s public school lunches may be held to lower quality criteria than even fast food. Learn about the shocking investigations that expose the dangers and risks of public school cafeteria lunches.
School Safety: Shootings
School Safety: Shootings
Teachers and parents must be prepared for anything that impacts the safety of our young people.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 196 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15

Quick Links