Waterloo Community School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 10,893 students in Waterloo Community School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Waterloo Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Waterloo Community School District 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 Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Waterloo Community School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Waterloo Community School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
19 Schools
1,329 Schools
# Students
10,893 Students
502,273 Students
# Teachers
762 Teachers
34,383 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Waterloo Community School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 330 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#321 out of 330 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Waterloo Community   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Waterloo Community   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waterloo Community   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waterloo Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.41
# American Indian Students
26 Students
1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
334 Students
12,681 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,240 Students
54,401 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
11%
# Black Students
3,003 Students
30,876 Students
% Black Students
28%
6%
# White Students
5,169 Students
381,065 Students
% White Students
47%
76%
# Hawaiian Students
200 Students
1,349 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
921 Students
20,027 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
491
22,009
# Students in K Grade:
854
38,247
# Students in 1st Grade:
836
34,902
# Students in 2nd Grade:
846
36,010
# Students in 3rd Grade:
850
36,631
# Students in 4th Grade:
836
37,922
# Students in 5th Grade:
852
37,957
# Students in 6th Grade:
798
37,546
# Students in 7th Grade:
752
37,023
# Students in 8th Grade:
761
36,347
# Students in 9th Grade:
948
37,623
# Students in 10th Grade:
774
37,014
# Students in 11th Grade:
692
36,120
# Students in 12th Grade:
603
36,922
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,025 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,230. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,968 is less than the state median of $13,767. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$153 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Waterloo Community   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$141 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Waterloo Community   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,025
$14,230
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Waterloo Community   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,968
$13,767
This chart display average spending per public school student in Waterloo Community   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Waterloo Community School District 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
| 536 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
| 916 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
| 382 students
Rank: #44.
Poyner Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1138 Central Ave
Evansdale, IA 50707
(319) 433-1534
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 1,725 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 908 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 481 students
Rank: #88.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
812 Idaho St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-2630
Grades: PK-5
| 589 students
Rank: #99.
Kittrell Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1304 Oregon St
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 433-2910
Grades: PK-5
| 677 students
Rank: #1010.
Bunger Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
157 S Roosevelt Rd
Evansdale, IA 50707
(319) 433-2550
Grades: 6-8
| 411 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 501 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 308 students
Rank: #1313.
Central Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 Katoski Dr
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 469 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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
| 403 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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
| 488 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 496 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 562 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 411 students
316 Mc Coy Rd
Evansdale, IA 50707
(319) 433-2660
Grades: PK
| 177 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Waterloo Community School District
  • 1516 Washington St, Waterloo, IA, 50702
  • (319) 433-1800
  • waterlooschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 10,893 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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