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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Waterloo Local School District is a public school district located in Atwater, OH. It has 1,079 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1464 Industry Rd
Atwater, OH 44201
Telephone
(330) 947-2664

Waterloo Local School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
57 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,079
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,737
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%

Finances

Total Expenses
$10,648,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,183/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%
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
$53,816
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,000
National
$184,700

Waterloo Local School District Reviews

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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.
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Overall, I think there are many pros and cons to Waterloo. The small size lets you try many different extra curricular activities or sports since you don't have to try out and they are always needing more people. On the other hand, if you really want to get good at something, there aren't a lot of resources or skilled coaches/teachers to help you master something. You're basically on your own if you want to be really good at track, band, soccer, drama, choir, or other sports or extra-curriculars. The academics can be challenging and prepare you for college if you take the "harder" classes. Teachers are overall friendly and really helpful and easy to talk to. There is definitely a lot of favoritism but that's life. It's nice that there is not too much crime and it is overall a safe environment. Overall, Waterloo is not a school that will hand you success on a silver platter. You have to work hard and really make the most of your time there to achieve your goals.
Waterloo is a country school from southern Portage Country that acts as if it is ruled by a few families that have been in the community for over 100 years. If you're not apart of one of them, it is very hard to achieve anything around them. The academics are only average, with dwindling support and interest from the student body and community. Most of the students who are academically inclined somewhere go to the STEM school, vocational school, or go to post-secondary full-time, so the Honors programs are falling apart.