Waco High School
Waco High School serves 206 students in grades 7-12.
Waco High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
Waco High School's student population of 206 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Waco High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Waco High School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#727 out of 1227 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education
Highly recommend. Great staff.
WACO School System is truly a great school district. The quality of academic programs is top notch. The teachers are very much a part of your childs life. They are very concerned with your childs progress, or lack of progress, and communicate with parents when the need arises. Extracirricular activities are easily available for students to participate in. Vocal music, band, orchestra, sports are very easily accessable for every student. Facilities are very new and kept up very well. The new athletic track is a beautiful addition to the school. Parental involvement is very present. There is a very active PTO, Music Boosters, Athletic Boosters, and Wrestling Booster committees.
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