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Waterloo Local School District is a public school district located in Atwater, OH. It has 1,039 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
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Waterloo Local School District Reviews
I had a great experience at Waterloo, I had some amazing teacher who truly cared about me and my education and it showed! I did feel that because i was on am IEP that the expectations for me were lower, which i feel was a service. I feel that it is so important to have high expectations for all students, and it is important that teachers need to push students to reach their full potential and for me I felt like i was never pushed to my greatest potential, that I was on my own in that aspect of my education.
Waterloo is a small rural school district that consists of a prek-12 campus. I enjoyed going to Waterloo in the same school for my entire education. Because Waterloo is a small school district, funding has become a major issue. The community seems to love our school however the voters have not passed a school levy in several years. This has made opportunities challenging for us as a community. For example, pay to play sports went from $150 a sport to $300 so we lost many families who could not and would not pay that money. We lost our division standing because we have very small amount of players in our sports. We lost many extracurricular options as well like foreign languages, clubs, and teachers. Waterloo is an amazing place to grow up but our voters are hurting our school by voting NO on the levy.
Waterloo School District is a victim of not having enough money to help support itself. There isn't any bussing for high schoolers, the teachers and staff are under payed, and there is a lack in extra curricular options. That being said, if you grew up going there, you would have a tightly knit group of friends and relationships that would develop. Each class year has under 100 students, thus leading to this small country-town school feeling. The major downside to this is that when a new student arrives, there is a feeling of non inclusion and that of being an outsider. The teachers and available programs don't help with this, either.