The West Marshall schools are located in State Center, Iowa.
They serve the communities of Clemons,Lamoille, Melbourne, Rhodes, St. Anthony, and State Center.
The area community college is located in Marshalltown just 15 miles away and Iowa State University is 25 miles to the west.
With approximately 900 students enrolled in kindergarten through high school, students are able to receive individual attention yet are offered a wide range of classes and activities. The ratio of students to teachers is 14:1, which leads to more attention given to the students as individuals. The attention has led to an average of over 40% of the high school students being named to the honor roll each quarter.
West Marshall prepares students for the future. Over 90% of the graduates go on to further their
education. The district has made technology a number one priority. Students are exposed to both the Mac and PC platforms and numerous software programs in their classes. Funds are set aside each year to increase and maintain technology. The high school (9-12) offers a wide variety of elective courses while maintaining a high expectation in core courses. Elective courses include foreign language, vocational education, agriculture education, and the opportunity to attend classes at Marshalltown Community College.
The middle school (6-8), consisting of grades 6-8, follows a true middle school philosophy. An experienced staff follows a curriculum designed to help young students develop. The middle school has a counselor/at-risk coordinator, advisor/advisee program, exploratory courses, and interdisciplinary units.
Elementary grades (PK-5), focus on age-appropriate instruction with emphasis on math, social skills, and all forms of oral, written,and printed language.
The West Marshall School district has 72 certified staff members and 61 non-certified staff members.