East High School serves 1,011 students in grades 9-12.
East High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,011 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 58%
- Graduation Rate: 95% (Top 30% in IA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 39% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 58% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
East High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
East High School's student population of 1,011 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
East High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of East High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1063 out of 1221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is East High School's ranking?
East High School is ranked #1063 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are East High School often compared to?
East High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like West High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of East High School?
The graduation rate of East High School is 95%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 89%.
How many students attend East High School?
1,011 students attend East High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of East High School students are White, 33% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of East High School?
East High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does East High School offer ?
East High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is East High School part of?
East High School is part of Waterloo Community School District.
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