West Liberty Elementary School

  • West Liberty Elementary School serves 491 students in grades 1-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • West Liberty Elementary School's student population of 491 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students491 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Liberty Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Liberty Elementary School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1117 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
56%
11%
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White
42%
77%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Liberty Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.510.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Liberty Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Liberty Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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I just had a question about the school. how is the school even academically, and teacher student wise? Do the teachers get abusive towards the kids? I mean i understand if kids get to dangerous there has to be some sort of restraint. I am just looking for a good school who will push my daughters to their full potential and not give them an easy way out or having teachers drag them across the floor putting bruises on them. that has been an issue at their one school.
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