George Washington Carver Academy

1505 Logan Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703
(School attendance zone shown in map)
George Washington Carver Academy serves 488 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
George Washington Carver Academy 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

George Washington Carver Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

George Washington Carver Academy's student population of 488 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students488 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

George Washington Carver Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of George Washington Carver Academy is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1164 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
11%
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Black
55%
6%
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White
16%
76%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterloo Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to George Washington Carver Academy is East High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Expo Alternative Learning Center (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cunningham School (1.2 miles away)
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