East High School

East High School serves 1,046 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.
East High School operates within the Waterloo Community School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 1046 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,046 students
East High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
East High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade East High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
East High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
East High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
8%
9%
East High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
30%
5%
East High School Black (1988-2012)
White
51%
81%
East High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.54
East High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
55%
33%
East High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
East High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,923 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Waterloo Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 10,923 666
Waterloo Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 91%
Waterloo Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $124 MM $7 MM
District Spending $144 MM $7 MM
Waterloo Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,720 $11,087
Waterloo Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,589 $10,614
Waterloo Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Expo Alternative Learning Center (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Expo Alternative Learning Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cunningham School (0.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Waterloo Cunningham School
    1224 Mobile St
    Waterloo , IA , 50703
    (319)433-2600
    0.6  mi  |  428  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Waterloo Lowell Elementary School
    1628 Washington St
    Waterloo , IA , 50702
    (319)433-1900
    1.1  mi  |  386  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Waterloo Expo Alternative Learning Center
    Alternative School
    1410 Independence
    Waterloo , IA , 50703
    (319)433-1930
    Alternative School
    1.2  mi  |  429  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Waterloo Highland Elementary School
    812 Idaho
    Waterloo , IA , 50703
    (319)433-2630
    1.2  mi  |  526  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Waterloo Irving Elementary School
    1115 West 5th St
    Waterloo , IA , 50702
    (319)433-2800
    1.4  mi  |  398  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Waterloo, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.05, which is lower than the Iowa average of 0.23. The most diverse school in Waterloo is Highland Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.