George Washington High School

  • George Washington High School serves 1,359 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • George Washington 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 top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24%.

Top Placements

George Washington High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • George Washington High School's student population of 1,359 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • George Washington High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of George Washington High School is 0.56, 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 School Rank (16-17)#650 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
77%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
23%
6%
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White
62%
76%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.560.41
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Graduation Rate
89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCedar Rapids Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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