West Liberty Elementary School

806 N Miller St.
West Liberty, IA 52776
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 350 students in grades 1-4, West Liberty Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-4
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Liberty Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

West Liberty Elementary School's student population of 350 students has declined by 32% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
350 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

West Liberty Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Liberty Elementary School is 0.50, which is more 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)
#1164 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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40%
64%
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42%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
61%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
37%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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0.50
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Liberty Elementary School's ranking?
West Liberty Elementary School is ranked #1164 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are West Liberty Elementary School often compared to?
West Liberty Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hoover Elementary School, Tipton Elementary School, West Liberty Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend West Liberty Elementary School?
350 students attend West Liberty Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of West Liberty Elementary School students are Hispanic, 37% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Liberty Elementary School?
West Liberty Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Liberty Elementary School offer ?
West Liberty Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 1-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West Liberty Elementary School part of?
West Liberty Elementary School is part of West Liberty Comm School District.

School Reviews

5   8/26/2014
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.
- Posted by Parent - carme

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-4
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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