We are proud to provide our students with the highest quality education, enabling them to develop academically, emotionally, physically, and socially.   We are committed to ensuring that our students benefit from challenging and rewarding academics, fine arts, athletics, and citizenship opportunities.  We emphasize a challenging and relevant curriculum that respects the unique qualities of each individual learner.  

The combination of talented and dedicated staff, strong family and community support, and students who inspire us every day make West Delaware Schools a great place to learn and to grow. 

I feel privileged to serve as superintendent of the West Delaware School District and invite you to join us on our journey toward excellence!

Dr. Kristen Rickey


It is the policy of the West Delaware Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, 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.

Mike Morrison, Equity Coordinator
605 New Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
(563) 927-3515, ext. 302


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    Posted Jan 29, 2015, 3:29 PM by Joe Hegland
  • West Delaware Teacher Leadership Plan Approved by the Department of Education There is no doubt about it:  West Delaware is an excellent place for students to learn and grow, and our teachers are among the best in Iowa.  One of the ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2014, 9:39 AM by Joe Hegland
  • Preschool Pre-Registration Details on the Preschool Pre-Registration and the application can be downloaded on the bottom of this page.
    Posted Dec 17, 2014, 8:51 AM by Joe Hegland
  • Letter from Brad Buck Dear Iowa parents, Reading is essential to your children’s success in school and in life. In Iowa, we are working to make sure all children read well by the ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2014, 8:36 AM by Joe Hegland
  • 2014-15 Hard Surface Routes Attached to this is the new Hard Surface Routes for this winter.
    Posted Oct 16, 2014, 11:45 AM by Joe Hegland
  • School Start Time Starting this school year all buildings will be starting classes at 8:10 every morning.  This is an earlier time for some buildings than it has been in previous years ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2014, 9:28 AM by Joe Hegland
  • School Supplies for Lambert and Middle School Attached at the bottom of this message is the school supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year.
    Posted Jun 30, 2014, 6:48 AM by Joe Hegland
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