West Liberty Middle School

203 E. 7th St
West Liberty, IA 52776
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
West Liberty Middle School serves 391 students in grades 5-8.
West Liberty Middle 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 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 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 391 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

West Liberty Middle School's student population of 391 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

West Liberty Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West Liberty Middle School is 0.53, 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
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#900 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
55%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
42%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
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 Middle School's ranking?
West Liberty Middle School is ranked #900 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are West Liberty Middle School often compared to?
West Liberty Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like West Liberty High School, Wilton Elementary School, West Liberty Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend West Liberty Middle School?
391 students attend West Liberty Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of West Liberty Middle School students are Hispanic, 42% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Liberty Middle School?
West Liberty Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Liberty Middle School offer ?
West Liberty Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West Liberty Middle School part of?
West Liberty Middle School is part of West Liberty Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 391 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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