Students at this school are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.
Strong progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing a better job at supporting academic growth than most other schools.
This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.
(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)
The best high schools offer advanced courses to all students, not a select few.
How do high schools help students succeed in college? Learn about the best practices of College Success Award winning schools.
This school has earned a 2020 College Success Award based on its success in preparing students for college. See more winners.
Students who are unprepared for college-level work may find themselves in costly remedial classes and are more likely to drop out of college. Successful high schools help kids find their passions and succeed after graduation.
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this school how they ensure students are well-prepared.
Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.
Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.
Articles for you
Underserved students at this school are performing better than other students in the state, though this school may still have achievement gaps.
Does this school offer opportunity for all its students, or leave some behind? Successful schools understand how to close the achievement gap.
These 5 tips to start a conversation at your school about helping all students succeed.
Students With Disabilities
Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.
Teachers & Staff
What makes a great teacher? The truth may surprise you.
What’s the most important thing to look for in the staff at a school?
From the School
108 Clinton Street Westside, IA 51467
School leader: Mr Chris Petersen
Nearby homes for sale Nearby homesList