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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.

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
1380
142 responses
Average ACT
29
587 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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I am a recent graduate from Iowa City West High. I really liked the college readiness of the teachers and the classes. The amount of AP Classes that I could take was great! It really helped me prepare for my college classes with learning how to take notes, be organized, and manage my time well. I thought the teachers that I had were very caring and understanding when it came to work done in and outside of classes. I think that West High prepares you very well for college at any school.
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The teachers in the ICCSD are fantastic. They have made my transition from a different state much smoother for me. I will only be attending the school for a year, but I know that I will continue to speak to some of the teachers even when I have moved on to college. My counselor has been very supportive of my actions and has been encouraging me to do well in my final year of high school. Although I do enjoy a lot of what my school has to offer, they could improve on a few things, such as diversity and how they administer punishments. There are also a few problems when it comes to underclassman and upperclassman relations, where it sparks conflict unnecessarily. I believe that with the right group of students, and the right faculty, the problems between the students can be fixed properly.
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.