Waterloo CUSD 5 School District

302 Bellefontaine Dr
Waterloo, IL 62298-1790
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Waterloo CUSD 5 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there is 1 public middle school serving 632 students in Waterloo CUSD 5 School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public middle schools in Illinois.
Public Middle School in Waterloo CUSD 5 School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Illinois public middle school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 31% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public middle school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IL)
# Schools
5 Schools
1,590 Schools
# Students
2,742 Students
632,761 Students
# Teachers
166 Teachers
47,090 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Waterloo CUSD 5 School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 918 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (IL)
#147 out of 926 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Waterloo CUSD 5  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
38%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Waterloo CUSD 5  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
46%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waterloo CUSD 5  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
(17-18)
90-94%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waterloo CUSD 5  School District and public school graduation rate of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.10
0.71
# American Indian Students
6 Students
1,516 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
4 Students
31,115 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# Hispanic Students
64 Students
186,318 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
29%
# Black Students
7 Students
137,386 Students
% Black Students
n/a
22%
# White Students
2,594 Students
252,625 Students
% White Students
95%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
706 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
64 Students
23,065 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
66
18,027
# Students in K Grade:
222
27,326
# Students in 1st Grade:
198
28,160
# Students in 2nd Grade:
170
28,498
# Students in 3rd Grade:
199
28,667
# Students in 4th Grade:
194
30,284
# Students in 5th Grade:
185
40,414
# Students in 6th Grade:
190
111,547
# Students in 7th Grade:
227
140,906
# Students in 8th Grade:
215
145,715
# Students in 9th Grade:
231
9,004
# Students in 10th Grade:
206
8,329
# Students in 11th Grade:
237
8,055
# Students in 12th Grade:
202
7,829
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,067 in this school district is less than the state median of $22,162. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,616 is less than the state median of $21,409. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IL)
Total Revenue
$41 MM
$41,381 MM
This chart display total revenue of Waterloo CUSD 5  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$37 MM
$39,976 MM
This chart display total spending of Waterloo CUSD 5  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,067
$22,162
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Waterloo CUSD 5  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,616
$21,409
This chart display average spending per public school student in Waterloo CUSD 5  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Waterloo CUSD 5 School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Waterloo Junior High School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Bellefontaine Dr
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3457
Grades: 6-8
| 632 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,742 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • : 90-94% (Top 30% in IL)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 38% (Top 20%)
  • : 46% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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