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Winterset Junior High School

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Posted February 25, 2014

this school holds there stands high especially in math, can be very tricky and not everyone understands it... some of the teachers are very lazy and other are so strict you cant talk to anyone during anytime without getting in trouble, 1 teacher even called a class liers because off an anonomous beeping.. this school needs to work on being equal in sports and the band teacher is not great he yells at the students alot and is very unkind in band lessons.. some of the teachers need to learn to slow down the pace and go over things other than expect them to have everything done when there gone because not everyone has the time after school to come in and get caught up the counciler is very straight up and not very kind.. the choir teacher is not very helpful we do the same thing over again and the class is very boring


Posted September 29, 2009

I agree with the previous statements. The teachers are in general a good bunch of people that seem willing to work with parents openly with regaurds to the students. The principal is not good with children. She criticizes way too often and is often so overly critical that any child with self esteem issues to begin with tends to be terrified of her. I understand that she is in a position with alot of stress. However; not every child or parent that disagrees with her can be wrong. Which is how it comes across.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

My opinion is that the teachers are very good at this school. They do what they can to help. The music (chorus) program is getting better. The band teacher is very committed and keeps the students excited. I agree that the principal focuses on the wrong behavior. It doesn't seem like she really is committed to the students or her teachers. She isn't inspiring and the students generally don't care for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

Winterset Junior High School is a good school for good students. The principle catches the wrong problems though. They should allow more advanced classes and more ways to explain difficult concepts. The sports are great but need more traveling volleyball. Music is not so great though.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
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%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
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 30%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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720 Husky Dr
Winterset, IA 50273
Phone: (515) 462-3336

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