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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cedar Falls Community School District is a top rated, public school district located in Cedar Falls, IA. It has 5,183 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About Cedar Falls Community School District...
Address
1002 W 1st St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Telephone
(319) 553-2420

Cedar Falls Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1430
10 responses
Average ACT
27
226 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,183
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$61,665,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,140/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    4%

Cedar Falls Community School District Reviews

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The Cedar Falls Community School district has a strong reputation for excellence. Most of the teachers here are very good at covering the topics required in their classes and making sure the students understand the material. I have gone to the school district since first grade, and have enjoyed my time here thoroughly. Most of the students here are very open and kind, but I cannot say that for all of them. The inquisitive nature of those who attend these schools allows them to learn more easily and provide an atmosphere of learning for the rest of the student body. They are over capacity in many of their schools, but the addition of a new elementary, additions to the existing schools, and plans to build a new high school will soon alleviate that stress. Overall, I love this school district and rate it quite highly!
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I enjoy most the teachers from Cedar Falls High School. The majority of them seem passionate about what they teach, which in turn makes learning much more enjoyable. I do not, however, appreciate the overwhelming amount of homework given on a regular basis. I do understand homework is necessary in some circumstances. I believe homework serves an essential role in learning in for some classes. However, I also believe plenty of teachers give homework simply just to keep students busy, not to promote learning of the material at hand. This, for me, is very frustrating considering I would like to have a life out of high school. Instead, I spend hours on end each night attempting to complete all my assignments from the 6 classes I am required to take. I think the hours of (sometimes senseless) homework need to be reduced for future students at Cedar Falls High School; not eliminated entirely, but simply reduced.
As a graduate student from the Cedar Falls school district, I can say with confidence that this is a great community. Within the schools, there are a wide variety of classes one can select with distinct difficult levels, there are also many clubs in which one may attend or even create a new club that one feels are suitable for themselves as well as others. These programs are amazing but what really make this school system excellent are the teachers and staff. They provide assistance and look out for the best interest for not only you but everyone one else in the classroom. The Cedar Falls School District is not only physically safe but mentally as well, whether you are struggling with relationships, life in general or need extra help in school, there is always a staff member that one can confide in for assistance and guidance. Over all I would 100% recommend the Cedar Falls community school district to anyone looking for a safe and changeling experience as a student.