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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Iowa City Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Iowa City, IA. It has 14,317 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
1725 N Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
Telephone
(319) 688-1000

Iowa City Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1390
139 responses
Average ACT
29
578 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,317
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,245
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$155,497,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,844/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$45,991
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Median Home Value
$202,200
National
$184,700

Iowa City Community School District Reviews

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The Iowa City Community School district contains good teachers; they work hard to provide the students with quality education. The problem is that since the school district is badly funded manny sports school programs and the music and art department are cut. The school culture and diversity is sub-par where minorities like myself struggle to thrive; overall the schools are safe but they do also have terrible food. Ap classes and honor classes help the students become better prepared for college and the facilities are nice, an example would be Liberty HIgh.
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I attend West high school, it has a somewhat different feel to it than other schools. It is a public school and
its academics are almost as popular and are pushed as a social status more than sports. The teachers are great if you take Honors or AP. The school always pushes for people to sign up for AP. It's more multiracial than white. Teachers always show up an hour before 1st period and usually stay after school. They have many "veteran" teachers teaching over 20 years which makes them very experienced and effective. The school has a tutoring program in which AP students (usually upper-classmen like myself) can sign up for silver-cord hours to tutor freshman AP, honors, and general students in their subject, during open periods, lunch, after, and before school.
The Iowa City Community School district needs more community involvement and support. Besides that fault, the district offers many opportunities through sports and clubs for everyone. Through funding, the district offers many resources for students to grow and learn. The district is always on top of making sure the school is a safe learning environment for everyone. Teachers in the district treat everyone equally and respectfully. Even more so, the Iowa City Community School district puts their students first, no matter what background they come from.