recognized as a blue ribbon school

West Delaware County Community School District is a pre-K-12 public school district housed in the city of Manchester and serving the communities of Dundee, Greeley, Manchester, Masonville, and Ryan. We are a rural district of 1,399 students, with approximately 1,100 students bused daily.  West Delaware was named a US Department of Education Blue Ribbon High School eight years ago.

West Delaware is a progressive district that offers all-day everyday kindergarten, an alternative kindergarten program, a middle school operating with a true middle school philosophy, a high school that is on block scheduling and an alternative high school program. Our dedicated employees direct a host of successful academic programs including special education and talented and gifted.  Buildings at all levels are equipped through fiber optic hook-ups with Internet access for communication and research (one outlying kindergarten and pre-kindergarten building is hooked up to fiber at the high school through phone lines.)

We invite you to visit some of the more specific Internet Web Sites listed on the West Delaware home page at Thanks for visiting!

For the past five years, our staff has been working on curriculum alignment, assessment, and staff development with the goal of improving student achievement. This involves accurate assessment, with re-teaching opportunities available to students who need them. While there is still work to be completed, we are encouraged by the gains made in student learning. We have an ongoing review and revision of curriculum in all areas and dedicated staff members who work to help every student succeed.

We are also spending time and resources to improve all facets of technology in the system. Our students and parents can access student grades on line at any time, not just at conferences. Many of our staff are developing web pages for their academic, coaching, and sponsor areas. We continue to search for other ways to use technology to improve both internal and external communication and student performance.

West Delaware has 65 interactive whiteboards, 130 iPads, and numerous document readers, permanently mounted LCD projectors and other technology resources.

We have a very strong dual enrollment program, with a wide variety of courses. Last year we offered 21 dual credit courses, through which students earned 1611 credits at an estimated tuition savings of $901,000.  Overall, 50% of our students earn college credit in a given year.  80% of Seniors earn college credit.

Currently we offer five specific and clearly delineated Career Pathways whereby students can earn credits toward a specific program while in High School and finish the program on a faster track at NICC.  These include Engineering Careers, Automotive Careers, Business Careers, Manufacturing Careers and Agriculture Careers.

Middle School


Kid Witness News
Memory Book Staff
Peer Helpers
Show Choir
Boys Chorus
Girls Chorus

5th and 6th Grade Chorus
Concert Band
Marching Band
Mid-Hawk Jazz Band
5th and 6th Grade Band

High School


Youth Association for Disabled Citizens

Award Winnning Music Programs

Show Choir
Concert Choir
WD Forte
Concert Band
Marching Band
Jazz Band

Recent State Tournament Qualifiers

Football – 2012

Softball – 2014, 2012, 2011, 2007 Champs

Baseball – 2008, 2007 Champs

Wrestling – 2012

Track – 2012

Volleyball – 2014, 2012

Cross Country – 2007

Go Hawks!


2023-2024 Enrollment


Student/Teacher Ratio

Main Office:

Phone: (563) 927-3515


701 New Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057