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


The West Delaware County Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: 

  • Agriculture Education 
  • Business Education
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
  • Advanced Manufacturing  (Industrial Education)
  • Automobile/Mechanics (Industrial Education)
It is the policy of the West Delaware County Community School District not to 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:

Mike Morrison
West Delaware High School
605 New Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
(563) 927-3515, ext. 302


  • Student of the Day Dear Community Member: We are proud of the many positive aspects of West Delaware Schools and the work that is being done by faculty and students. However, we know that ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2017, 8:02 AM by Joe Hegland
  • Driver's Education Course for Summer 2017 Please check the attachment below to find information about the Driver's Education course this summer.  Forms are due by Friday March 24th.
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 11:09 AM by Joe Hegland
  • 17-18 Board Approved Calendar Attached here is the School Board Approved Calendar for the 17-18 school year.Changes include the following:MLK birthday became a teacher work day/hours make up day if ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 2:34 PM by Joe Hegland
  • Inklings The high school Inklings have moved to an online newspaper.  Please come and check out all the cool changes. http://westdelawareinklings.com/
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 9:14 AM by Joe Hegland
  • PowerSchool App Setup There is a great PowerSchool App for Parents and Students to use.  However, it can be difficult to setup. We wanted to help share how to get it working to ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:38 PM by Joe Hegland
  • West Delaware Students Have the Opportunity to Earn Their Welding (GMAW) Career Pathway Certificate Upon High School Graduation Did you know West Delaware High School students could obtain their Welding (GMAW) Career Pathway Certificate by the time they graduated high school? West Delaware and Northeast Iowa Community College ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 8:22 AM by Joe Hegland
  • West Delaware High School listed in Newsweek West Delaware High School is one of Newsweek's "America's Top 500 High Schools" for 2016. #3 in Iowa! #291 in the US!http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2016, 6:44 PM by Joe Hegland
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