Congratulations WLHS – 5th Best High School in Iowa


West Liberty High School was ranked 5th Best in Iowa for a second year in a row by U.S. News. The methodology used by U.S. News to determine the awards is a four-step process:

  1. Students perform better than expected in their state.
    • U.S. News looked at reading and math results for students on each state’s proficiency tests and then factored in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students, who tend to score lower.
  2. Disadvantaged students perform better than state average.
    • U.S. News compared each school’s math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged students – black, Hispanic and low-income – with the statewide results for these student groups and then selected schools that were performing better than their state averages
  3. Student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard.
  4. Students are prepared for college-level coursework.
    • U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index, which is based on the school’s AP participation rate and how well the students did on those tests.

Many thanks to all staff of the West Liberty Community School District for all they have done, and for all they do, to support our students and contribute to their success.  Congratulations to the students who work hard, and to their parents, without whom they could not achieve such success.  See the state rankings at the following link:  https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/search?state-urlname=iowa