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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Cedar Falls Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Cedar Falls, IA. It has 5,287 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
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
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1390
15 responses
Average ACT
27
272 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,287
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,908
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$61,665,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,762/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$58,855
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$818
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,600
National
$184,700

Cedar Falls Community School District Reviews

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I like my school and the challenging classes my school has to offer. My teachers are supportive and usually can help me when I’m struggling. Along with academics, I enjoy participating in the fine arts my school has to offer. I am actively involved with marching band, jazz band, concert band, fall theater production, and the spring theater production. Another thing our school offers is leadership opportunities within the school. I like being able to participate in Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), which allows students to help start hard conversations and allow them to help their peers.
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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!
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.