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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cedar Rapids Community School District is an above average, public school district located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It has 17,740 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Cedar Rapids Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1280
67 responses
Average ACT
26
604 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,740
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,088
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$236,498,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,031/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$59,152
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$184,700

Cedar Rapids Community School District Reviews

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Going through k-12 in the CRCSD was my entire school life. I learned how to read, write, add, and subtract, all the way up to taking the integrals of functions and writing complex 5 page research papers. The staff was there to help me every step of the way! I am now in college and i never really understood how helpful they were until I started my first high level course...and i realized how much we all really took them for granted. I am planning on going back and coaching sometime here soon, it'll be nice to be back.
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The cedar rapids school district board needs to improve the safety and well being of students, and continually adjust policies when they are not working. Not all schools within the district will respond the same way to new policies so individual schools should be allowed to adjust their own rules, instead of forcing all cedar rapids school districts to follow the exact same rules. There are some very good teachers in the cedar rapids school district who should be more involved in the CRSD board's decisions.
In the CRCSD I really enjoyed how tied together all the Cedar Rapids Schools were. Everyone so passionate about there own school. Starting very young the schools all have club sports teams which is a quick and easy way to meet people you will be going to high school with, and there's nothing better than having a rivalry or playing against some of your best friends for multiple years! CRCSD has prepared me for college with the great amount of college courses provided. Here at Kennedy, academics are very important and teacher want to see students excel. One thing I would like to see change is a wider variety of foods. We have the same foods on the same schedules and it gets a little old, especially when you have a few of the same options 3+ times a week. Another thing I would like to see change is to have other administrators more connected with students, not just the principal. Overall the CRCSD is a great community, but with a few slight changes it would be perfect!