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The Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools are nestled within the communities of Waverly and Shell Rock in northeastern Iowa. Seven schools make up the district: Margaretta Carey Elementary, Shell Rock Elementary, Southeast Elementary, West Cedar Elementary, WSR Middle School, WSR High School, Greenview Alternative High School, and WSR Residential/Lied Center.

Discover our communities and the benefits of small town life:


  • Certified enrollment: 2119

  • Students served: 2239

  • Greenview Alternative HS enrollment: 36

  • Open enrolled in: 179

  • Open enrolled out: 72

  • Attendance rate: 96%

  • Graduation rate: 97.5%

  • Number of teachers: 162

  • Average class size (k-4): 20.4

  • Percent with master's degree: 62%

  • Number of administrators: 8

  • Number of bus routes: 18

  • Number of students transported: 1694

  • Route miles travelled per day: 822

  • District area: 162 square miles

  • Value of school buildings: $66,459,088


  • Mascot: Go-Hawks

  • Colors: Black and Gold

  • Fight Song: "Illinois Loyalty"


Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District strives to create a passion for learning that will sustain students for a lifetime.



Our mission is to inspire a lifelong passion within our school community to create, collaborate, share, discover, and solve problems while ethically utilizing technology.

Educational Equity Statement

It is the policy of the Waverly Shell Rock School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Bridgette Wagoner,  Director of Educational Services, 1415 4th Ave SW, 319-352-2871, bridgette.wagoner@wsr.k12.ia.us or the district Title IX Coordinator, Abby Meester, Human Resources Director, 1415 4th Ave SW, 319-352-3630, abby.meester@wsr.k12.ia.us


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