Waterloo Community School District

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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 19 public schools in Waterloo Community School District, serving 10,893 students. Waterloo Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
  • Public schools in Waterloo Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the Iowa public school average of 76%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 74% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
  • The top ranked public schools in Waterloo Community School District are West High School, East High School and Orange Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the Iowa public school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameWaterloo Community School District
School District Websitehttp://www.waterlooschools.org
School District Phone Number(319) 433-1800
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IA)
# of Schools19 Schools1,330 Schools
# of Students10,893 Students502,459 Students
# of Teachers762 Teachers34,396 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1

District Comparison

  • Waterloo Community School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 332 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 70% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#323 out of 333 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
76%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
74%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
84%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waterloo Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.680.41
# of American Indian Students26 Students1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students334 Students12,683 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# of Hispanic Students1,240 Students54,404 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
11%
# of Black Students3,003 Students30,879 Students
% Black Students
28%
6%
# of White Students5,169 Students381,240 Students
% White Students
47%
76%
# of Hawaiian Students200 Students1,350 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# of Two or more races Students921 Students20,029 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:49122,072
# of Students in Kindergarten:85438,247
# of Students in 1st Grade:83634,902
# of Students in 2nd Grade:84636,010
# of Students in 3rd Grade:85036,631
# of Students in 4th Grade:83637,922
# of Students in 5th Grade:85237,957
# of Students in 6th Grade:79837,546
# of Students in 7th Grade:75237,038
# of Students in 8th Grade:76136,371
# of Students in 9th Grade:94837,643
# of Students in 10th Grade:77437,027
# of Students in 11th Grade:69236,147
# of Students in 12th Grade:60336,946
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $13,905 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,090. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $12,081 is less than the state median of $13,630. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (IA)
Total Revenue$152 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$132 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,905$14,090
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,081$13,630
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 2016-17 school year data.

Waterloo Community School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • West High School Math: 80% | Reading: 79%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    425 E Ridgeway Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    (319) 433-2700

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,725 student
  • East High School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    214 High St
    Waterloo, IA 50703
    (319) 433-2400

    Grades: 9-12 | 908 students
  • Orange Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 74%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    5805 Kimball Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    (319) 433-2880

    Grades: PK-5 | 536 students
  • Hoover Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 72%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    630 Hillcrest Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    (319) 433-2830

    Grades: 6-8 | 916 students
  • Kingsley Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    201 Sunset Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    (319) 433-2210

    Grades: K-5 | 382 students
  • Lou Henry Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 67%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    312 Rachael St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    (319) 433-2860

    Grades: K-5 | 481 students
  • Bunger Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 63%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    157 S Roosevelt Rd
    Evansdale, IA 50707
    (319) 433-2550

    Grades: 6-8 | 411 students
  • Highland Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 57%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    812 Idaho St
    Waterloo, IA 50703
    (319) 433-2630

    Grades: PK-5 | 589 students
  • Poyner Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 62%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1138 Central Ave
    Evansdale, IA 50707
    (319) 433-1534

    Grades: K-5 | 453 students
  • Central Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 55%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1350 Katoski Dr
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    (319) 433-2100

    Grades: 6-8 | 469 students
  • Fred Becker Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1239 Sheldon St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    (319) 433-2180

    Grades: PK-5 | 501 students
  • George Washington Carver Academy Math: 55% | Reading: 45%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1505 Logan Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50703
    (319) 433-2500

    Grades: 6-8 | 488 students
  • Kittrell Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 53%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1304 Oregon St
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    (319) 433-2910

    Grades: PK-5 | 677 students
  • Lowell Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1628 Washington St
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    (319) 433-1900

    Grades: K-5 | 308 students
  • Lincoln Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 45%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    302 Cedar Bend St
    Waterloo, IA 50703
    (319) 433-1990

    Grades: PK-5 | 562 students
  • Cunningham School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1224 Mobile St
    Waterloo, IA 50703
    (319) 433-2600

    Grades: PK-5 | 403 students
  • Irving Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1115 W. 5th Street
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    (319) 433-2800

    Grades: PK-5 | 496 students
  • Expo Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1410 Independence Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50703
    (319) 433-1930

    Grades: 6-12 | 411 students
  • Elk Run Early Childhood Center
    316 Mc Coy Rd
    Evansdale, IA 50707
    (319) 433-2660

    Grades: PK | 177 students
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