#38 Middle School in IA and #2 in Bremer County

Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School

501 Heritage Way, Waverly, IA 50677

How Good is Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School?

Report Card

A- Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A- Overall Grade

Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School is a middle school located in Waverly, Iowa. An enrollment of 682 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs above average when compared to other Iowa schools. Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School received an overall grade of A- from The School Review. The school ranks 2 for middle schools in Bremer County and 38 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


A number of factors, including Iowa standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics score. For academics, Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Iowa and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A-
Test Performance Very Good
Algebra 1 Passed Poor

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Iowa and received the grade of A for this measure.

Students : Teacher
IA Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
IA Avg. 0%
New Teachers
IA Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. For safety, Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Iowa and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


Basic student body information from Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School can be seen below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 35%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 682
Minority Students 45
Diversity Index 8
Students with Disablities 83
Economically Disadvantaged 21%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 7%

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are middle schools nearest to Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Waverly, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Janesville Junior-Senior High School B+ A- C A-
2 Denver Middle School A+ A+ A A+
3 Clarksville High School B B B+ B
4 Dike-New Hartford Junior High School A- A- A A
5 Holmes Junior High School B+ A- C B+

Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School? The school reported 682 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A-, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School in? The school is located in Bremer County.
  • How can I contact Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School? The school's number is (319) 352-3632.
  • Where is Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School? 501 Heritage Way, Waverly, Iowa 50677

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Janesville Junior-Senior High School
505 Barrick Rd Janesville, IA 50647
Denver Middle School
540 Lincoln Denver, IA 50622
Clarksville High School
318 N Mather St Clarksville, IA 50619
Dike-New Hartford Junior High School
508 Beaver New Hartford, IA 50660
Holmes Junior High School
505 Holmes Dr Cedar Falls, IA 50613