Waco High School

  • Waco High School serves 194 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-74% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Waco High School's student population of 194 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students194 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waco High School's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Waco High School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#406 out of 1,252 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
89%
77%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Waco High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.210.39
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Graduation Rate80-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waco High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaco Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Highly recommend. Great staff.
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Great school
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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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