Cedar Falls High School is a top rated, public school located in Cedar Falls, IA. It has 1,156 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Cedar Falls High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Cedar Falls High School Reviews
Overall, the school looks like it has nothing special to it; however, it is so much more than that. Cedar Falls High School has a phenomenal robotics team that has hosted Chinese teams and has received a multitude of awards. If an individual wishes to peruse further on a track despite it not being provided at the school, they are able to go to UNI an duel enroll. Many teachers obviously care as well as staff members such as counselors. While these are all favorable aspects, there are many negative ones as well. The school pours all their money into the football program instead of purchasing theater equipment or equipment for science labs. The school also has an odd view on sports. For male basketball and football, they are treated well with charter buses and a lot of funding while female basketball and other sports get little money and support from the school. It is easy to feel uncared for by the school do to this.
I like that Cedar Falls High School is so active and lively. Our class is always involved in school events, fundraisers, and sports. Like every school, Cedar Falls High School has its problems such as the grading system, school lunches, and parking. I would like to see a change by having students and staff talk about the issues. As a school, we seem to ignore issues at hand. Then there are also times where we talk about issues but no actions are taken. Such as, our school doesn't have air conditioning which is a problem in the summer and then we don't really have heating either, so some rooms of the school are too hot and some don't have any heat at all.
The fan section at every event is packed full. Although you'd imagine mostly students, about half are parents. These aren't just parents of players, but people in the community who truly are interested in Cedar Falls High School sports and other events. Our choir, theater performances, and other musical performances have a packed auditorium! We have to set up chairs outside the auditorium since so many people attend!