Cedar Falls Comm School District

1002 W 1st St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Cedar Falls Comm School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa 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 are 7 public preschools serving 3,207 students in Cedar Falls Comm School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public pre schools in Iowa.
Public Preschools in Cedar Falls Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 76% (versus the Iowa public pre school average of 67%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 63% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the Iowa public preschool average of 25% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
11 Schools
481 Schools
# Students
5,920 Students
151,188 Students
# Teachers
411 Teachers
10,908 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Cedar Falls Comm School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 327 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (IA)
#39 out of 327 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cedar Falls Comm   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
76%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cedar Falls Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
79%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cedar Falls Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
93%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cedar Falls Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.30
0.42
# American Indian Students
10 Students
533 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
204 Students
3,081 Students
% Asian Students
4%
2%
# Hispanic Students
164 Students
16,853 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
11%
# Black Students
280 Students
9,355 Students
% Black Students
5%
6%
# White Students
4,923 Students
113,468 Students
% White Students
83%
75%
# Hawaiian Students
21 Students
689 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
318 Students
7,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
201
22,497
# Students in K Grade:
454
26,794
# Students in 1st Grade:
463
22,885
# Students in 2nd Grade:
407
21,686
# Students in 3rd Grade:
442
19,680
# Students in 4th Grade:
432
17,713
# Students in 5th Grade:
423
13,769
# Students in 6th Grade:
433
5,578
# Students in 7th Grade:
447
124
# Students in 8th Grade:
428
143
# Students in 9th Grade:
489
64
# Students in 10th Grade:
433
83
# Students in 11th Grade:
405
82
# Students in 12th Grade:
463
90
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,687 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,392. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,982 is less than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$81 MM
$8,262 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cedar Falls Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$77 MM
$8,048 MM
This chart display total spending of Cedar Falls Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,687
$16,392
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cedar Falls Comm   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,982
$15,968
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cedar Falls Comm   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cedar Falls Comm School District Public Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bess Streeter Aldrich Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2526 Ashworth Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2901
Grades: PK-6
| 463 students
Rank: #22.
Helen A Hansen Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
616 Holmes Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2775
Grades: PK-6
| 646 students
Rank: #33.
Southdale Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
627 Orchard Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2900
Grades: PK-6
| 535 students
Rank: #44.
Orchard Hill Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3909 Rownd St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2465
Grades: PK-6
| 430 students
Rank: #55.
Cedar Heights Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2417 Rainbow Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2855
Grades: PK-6
| 474 students
Rank: #66.
North Cedar Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2419 Fern Ave
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2810
Grades: PK-6
| 245 students
Rank: #77.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
321 8th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2950
Grades: PK-6
| 414 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 5,920 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : 93% (Top 30% in IA)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 76% (Top 20%)
  • : 79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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