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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Council Bluffs Community School District is a public school district located in Council Bluffs, IA. It has 9,699 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 65% in reading.
Address
300 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Telephone
(712) 328-6446

Council Bluffs Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1110
13 responses
Average ACT
23
314 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,699
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,391
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$113,138,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,958/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$49,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,800
National
$184,700

Council Bluffs Community School District Reviews

24 reviews
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Council Bluffs Community School District is very good in keeping clean buildings, providing several courses of variety, working along with the nearby community college to provide the opportunity to allow students to earn college credit while in high school, and offering a several ways to get students involved and interacting with each other. However, I wish the administration would pay more attention to students, their needs and conflicts going on. Not much is done in the sense of bullying-in person or cyber.
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I would like to see all of the school violence and the violence in general change. Many people are against each other and it needs to stop. Otherwise, my district is amazing and I wouldn't change much about it. There are many people that care and are amazing. Everything is so much fun too!
During my time as a student in the CBCSD I feel like the academics were a little sub-par and didn't prepare me for life in college at all. It was almost impossible to fail a class, you never really had to complete the homework all you had to do was pass the test and show up. My favorite thing about Council Bluffs schools was they did offer a lot of duel credit opportunities and the teachers went above and beyond to get you to participate and be engaged.