Western Dubuque High School

302 5th Ave Sw
Epworth, IA 52045
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Western Dubuque High School serves 935 students in grades 9-12.
Western Dubuque High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 935 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Western Dubuque High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Western Dubuque High School's student population of 935 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
935 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

Western Dubuque High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Western Dubuque High School is 0.13, which is less 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#112 out of 1221 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
93%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 Western Dubuque High School's ranking?
Western Dubuque High School is ranked #112 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Western Dubuque High School often compared to?
Western Dubuque High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dubuque Senior High School, Hempstead High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Western Dubuque High School?
The graduation rate of Western Dubuque High School is 99%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Western Dubuque High School?
935 students attend Western Dubuque High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Western Dubuque High School students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Western Dubuque High School?
Western Dubuque High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Western Dubuque High School offer ?
Western Dubuque High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Western Dubuque High School part of?
Western Dubuque High School is part of Western Dubuque Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 935 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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