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