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West Harrison High School

Public | 7-12 | 249 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

My school is an average school. It has the basics that are needed in any school. Being a small school does help in certain areas such as you get a more personal feel to the classroom. Although, my school does not offer some classes that are AP (advanced placement) or college credit.


Posted October 5, 2009

West Harrison Has Great teachers & aides that treat all students with or without disabilities equaly. West Harrison has several kids with disabilities,but the aides that work with them work hard so that parent can see their child participate at the christmas program or play. With several of the select programs West Harrison offers the students a headstart before they even start college with academy classes with which they share with three other schools. The teachers at West Harrison Make the school a great place for the kids to learn. I have two that have graduated and doing very well and one that is a Junior and is doing great. We have some new administration starting this year and I think our school will be even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I agree with both of you. There is absolutely no involvement. They are punished left and right, but there are no rewards. They focus on taking the kids' cell phones, and constantly trying to get them into trouble. And where is the teaching? Out the window. They need to seriously rethink what they are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

I agree with TC, there is zero parent involvement, not because the parents don't want to be involved, because they are not allowed. The administration leaves a lot to be desired of, and there is a lot of yelling going on, from the principal on down to teachers. Priveledges are revoked with no time frame to earn them back. A lot of works needs to be done to make this a school to be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

The quality of the academic programs are not the greatest. Parent Involvement: Only if you are a Teacher's Aid or volunteer to help with any Sports. The school doesn't like any Parents to come in during school hours because the Parent is an interuption to the student's learning. Especially the younger students (PreK-3rd).
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 81%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Mondamin, IA 51557
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