#149 Elementary School in IA and #2 in Bremer County

West Cedar Elementary School

221 15th St Nw, Waverly, IA 50677

How Good is West Cedar Elementary School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
B Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A- Overall Grade

West Cedar Elementary School is located in Waverly, Iowa. It has 224 students and 12 teachers and serves grades K-4.

This school performs above average when compared to other Iowa schools. West Cedar Elementary School received an overall grade of A- from The School Review. The school ranks 2 for elementary schools in Bremer County and 149 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The school data used in our analysis 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 calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


Iowa standardized test results, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic score for a school. West Cedar Elementary School received a grade of A for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Iowa.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Very Good

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. West Cedar Elementary School received a grade of B for learning environment. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other elementary schools in Iowa.

Students : Teacher
IA Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
IA Avg. 0%
New Teachers
IA Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade B
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. Due to incomplete data the safety grade was not able to be determined for West Cedar Elementary School.

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


An overview of the student body of West Cedar Elementary School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 36%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 224
Minority Students 20
Diversity Index 10
Students with Disablities 17
Economically Disadvantaged 19%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 3%

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools nearest to West Cedar Elementary School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for each of the nearby schools. To get a complete list of schools in Waverly, go to the Waverly, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Margaretta Carey Elementary School B+ B+ B- N/A
2 Southeast Elementary School B+ A- B+ N/A
3 Shell Rock Elementary School B B- A+ N/A
4 Janesville Elementary School B B- A+ B
5 Nashua-Plainfield Intermediate School B B A- B

West Cedar Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are enrolled at West Cedar Elementary School? The school reported 224 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is West Cedar Elementary 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 West Cedar Elementary School in? The school is located in Bremer County.
  • How can I contact West Cedar Elementary School? The school's number is (319) 352-2754. You can visit their website at http://www.wsr.k12.ia.us/wcedar/.
  • Where is West Cedar Elementary School? 221 15th St NW, Waverly, Iowa 50677

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. 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 the Safety of an elementary school 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
Margaretta Carey Elementary School
220 9th Ave Nw Waverly, IA 50677
Southeast Elementary School
809 4th St Se Waverly, IA 50677
Shell Rock Elementary School
214 N Cherry St Shell Rock, IA 50670
Janesville Elementary School
505 Barrick Rd Janesville, IA 50647
Nashua-Plainfield Intermediate School
417 Main St Plainfield, IA 50666