Top 10 Best Waterloo Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 9,667 students in Waterloo, IA. Waterloo has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Waterloo, IA are Orange Elementary School, Hoover Middle School and Kingsley Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Waterloo, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the Iowa public school average of 70%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Waterloo have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Best Waterloo, IA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Orange Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5805 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2880
Grades: PK-5
| 557 students
Rank: #22.
Hoover Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
630 Hillcrest Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2830
Grades: 6-8
| 885 students
Rank: #33.
Kingsley Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Sunset Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2210
Grades: K-5
| 335 students
Rank: #44.
West High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
425 E Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 433-2700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,721 students
Rank: #55.
East High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
214 High St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,011 students
Rank: #66.
Lou Henry Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
312 Rachael St
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2860
Grades: K-5
| 486 students
Rank: #77.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
812 Idaho St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-2630
Grades: PK-5
| 534 students
Rank: #88.
Kittrell Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1304 Oregon St
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 433-2910
Grades: PK-5
| 646 students
Rank: #99.
Fred Becker Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1239 Sheldon St
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2180
Grades: PK-5
| 466 students
Rank: #1010.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1628 Washington St
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 433-1900
Grades: K-5
| 290 students
Rank: #1111.
Central Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 Katoski Dr
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 495 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Cunningham School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1224 Mobile St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
George Washington Carver Academy
Math: 41% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1505 Logan Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-2500
Grades: 6-8
| 487 students
Rank: #1414.
Irving Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1115 W. 5th Street
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 433-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #1515.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
302 Cedar Bend St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-1990
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #1616.
Expo Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1410 Independence Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-1930
Grades: 6-12
| 469 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Waterloo, Iowa

Waterloo, Iowa Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1700 Downing Ave
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2150
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
927 Franklin
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-1930
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1913 Heath St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 235-5557
Grades: PK
| 32 students
233 Edwards St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-1960
Grades: PK
| n/a students
200 E Arlington St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 291-4883
Grades: K-5
| 79 students

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