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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Waterloo Community School District is a public school district located in Waterloo, IA. It has 11,442 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

Waterloo Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1130
11 responses
Average ACT
22
314 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,442
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$146,106,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,579/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%
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
$46,297
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$740
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,000
National
$184,700

Waterloo Community School District Reviews

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I enjoy the diversity that the Waterloo school district has. There is a good combination for all different cultures and families and we have a variety of teachers which means there are a lot of options for students that need a different kind of teaching style to help them understand. The Waterloo Community School District also has a lot of good extra circular activities, such as: band, choir, sports, speech, theater etc. There is something everybody as long as they are willing to join in!
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I enjoy the teachers' enthusiasm to teach every day and the fact that they wanted to connect with their students. Everyone loved homecoming week because we wouldn't need to wear uniforms and there were specific themes for each day. Students and Staff are friendly and provide a positive environment. They have recently built a building, the Waterloo Career Center, and they have college classes there for juniors and seniors so they can receive college credit for no cost to them. I would not change anything about the Waterloo Community School District.
I have found the Waterloo Community School District to be an evolving school system. The district does their best to give all their students the opportunity to succeed within their education. I have found teachers, coaches, and mentors in the district that are devoted to seeing me and my peers thrive. Within the next few years, I'd like to see Waterloo Schools allow students to express themselves more. By removing dress code and granting students access to more student life decisions, I believe that the district will be viewed as more modern and welcoming.