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.
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Waterloo Local School District Reviews
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.
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.