#19 High School in IA and #2 in Bremer County

Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School

1405 4th Ave Sw, Waverly, IA 50677

How Good is Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School?

Report Card

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

Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School is in Waverly, Iowa and is a Bremer County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 630 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.

This school performs above average when compared to other Iowa schools. Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 19 for Iowa and 2 in Bremer County.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a high school is determined by comparing a number of inputs, such as student results on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. For academics, Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and received the grade of A for this measure.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Poor
SAT/ACT Participation Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School performs above average compared to other Iowa high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

Students : Teacher
IA Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
IA Avg. 0%
New Teachers
IA Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


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

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School can be seen below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 31%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 38%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 630
Minority Students 42
Diversity Index 8
Students with Disablities 53
Economically Disadvantaged 17%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 13%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School are included. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. All Waverly schools can be viewed on the Waverly, Iowa schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Greenview Alternative School N/A N/A B+ N/A
2 Janesville Junior-Senior High School B+ A- C A-
3 Denver Senior High School A+ A+ B+ A+
4 Clarksville High School B B B+ B
5 Tripoli Middle/Senior High School B+ B+ A A-

Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High 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 Senior High School? 630
  • Is Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High 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 Senior High School in? The school is located in Bremer County.
  • How can I contact Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School? The school's number is (319) 352-2087. You can visit their website at http://www.wsr.k12.ia.us/srhigh/.
  • Where is Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School? 1405 4th Ave SW, Waverly, Iowa 50677

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. 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, and 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
Greenview Alternative School
106 16th St Sw Waverly, IA 50677
Janesville Junior-Senior High School
505 Barrick Rd Janesville, IA 50647
Denver Senior High School
541 E Eagle Denver, IA 50622
Clarksville High School
318 N Mather St Clarksville, IA 50619
Tripoli Middle/Senior High School
209 8th Ave Sw Tripoli, IA 50676