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Wapello Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 233 students

 
 

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Posted July 9, 2009

Teachers have high expectations for all students. Students treat each other with respect. Communication to parents is high and when you are in the building you can sense a strong caring attitude between all the staff who work there.
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Posted November 5, 2008

As a graduate from Wapello High School, I feel that they still have issues that need to be addressed. When I entered college I felt confident in my math & history, science was mediocre, & English was absolutely pitiful. They do nothing to address it, I realize that the problem starts in the elementary but, when students continue to struggle in junior high & high school with no acknowledgement it's a serious issue that needs addressed. I graduated in the top quarter of my class & while maybe it's that English/grammar is not my strong point, there were still plenty of others from my class that also had numerous issues with their English/grammar abilities. To the school board, superintendant, & all others: it s time to take your head out of the sand, realize these issues. Stop throwing the money to sports teams, students are there to receive an EDUCATION!


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 83% 81%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 Buchanan St
Wapello, IA 52653
Phone: (319) 523-3241

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