West Liberty Elementary School

806 N Miller St.
West Liberty, IA 52776
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
West Liberty Elementary School serves 521 students in grades 1-5.
West Liberty Elementary 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 53% (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 54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

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 521 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
Total Students
521 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

West Liberty Elementary 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 Liberty Elementary School is 0.54, which is more 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
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1095 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
51%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
White
45%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Students: 521 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 20%)

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