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West Delaware
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West Delaware High School


West Delaware High School

605 New Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057

Office Hours: 7:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Phone: 563-927-3515
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Fax: 563-927-6222

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Assistant Principal/Activities Director

2016 Newsweek Top School
2012 Blue Ribbon Award

West Delaware High School
Career Ready Skills

Productivity-Accountability Rubric

Complex Communication

I Can...successfully share information through verbal, non-verbal, listening, and written means.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

I Can…select, analyze, and reflect on resources to develop and improve solutions/strategies to guide decisions, behaviors, and actions


I Can...work together toward shared goals with two or more people.

Flexibility and Adaptability

I Can...respond appropriately and adjust productively to unpredictable situations.

Productivity and Accountability

I Can...work efficiently, independently, and with others to successfully complete tasks for which they are responsible.

WDHS Offers

WDHS and Northeast Iowa Community College Partnership

West Delaware High School and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) continue to partner allowing for students to earn an accelerated Associate of Arts degree in one year or earlier after graduating from West Delaware High School. The partnership between the two schools offers students an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school and minimize the cost of tuition for students and their families.

West Delaware High School offers 23 individual college credit courses in a wide variety of areas, including communications, humanities, math, agronomy, business, auto mechanics, welding and in other disciplines. In the 2016-2017 school year, students at West Delaware earned a total of 1,436.5 credits and saved their families an estimated $734,051.50 in tuition.

“By taking advantage of this opportunity, many West Delaware students could earn an Associate of Arts degree in one year or, in some cases, just one semester after high school graduation, if they follow the guidance of our NICC partner,” stated Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey.

Through the partnership with NICC, West Delaware will offer group and one-on-one advising with Holly Maurer, Manchester Center Director, and Marsha Herzog, High School Partnerships Career Specialist, starting as early as the student’s freshman year. These advising sessions help each student develop their future academic plans as they work toward earning an accelerated Associate of Arts degree at NICC.

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West Delaware Vision


Multiple individuals at all levels demonstrate respect, trust, and integrity while working interdependently toward our goals.

Strategic Objectives

  • By supporting and teaching positive student behavior
  • By supporting and teaching appropriate social interactions
  • By enhancing adult to adult connections and communications

Challenging Academics

Educators use effective instructional practices to actively engage students in diverse learning opportunities that require critical thinking and problem solving in real world contexts.

Strategic Objectives

  • By deepening knowledge of instructional strategies
  • By intensifying active student engagement in rigorous and relevant content learning
  • By strengthening systems of teacher to teacher support, including Professional Learning Community, teacher leadership system, and multi-tiered systems of support

21st Century Skills

Students will acquire competencies necessary for 21st century living by developing skills in the areas of civic life, health, finance, technology and career readiness.

Strategic Objectives

  • By creating learning experiences in a real world context
  • By developing and applying career readiness skills