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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
East High School is a public school located in Waterloo, IA. It has 969 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
103 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
  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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Swing Show
    40%
  • Flavor of East
    35%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
969
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,579/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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East High School Reviews

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East High is overall a pretty good school. The teachers that work there are exceptional! They truly care about the well being of their students and the passion they possess for their job is quite vivid. The vice principal is also outstanding. Although our sports teams aren’t that good, there is a lot of spirit especially during homecoming week!
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While at East High I played soccer, baseball, bowling and golf. I enjoyed being part of one of the oldest high schools here in Iowa. I liked being that school that we have always been see as a nobody however making a impact when other doubt us. Reasons being is when I played soccer our soccer program never won a game in 15 years until my senior year. We all put work and effort and we finally won a game and change the program as well as saved it. Just being in that atmosphere really made me realize that East High is a school where change can come if students enjoy being the change. One thing I would like to see different is the support in sports and other activists such as robotics. Reason being is there is a lack of funding toward those programs because everything goes to American Football and I believe that it should be shared among the whole school because in the end Waterloo East High is family bonded by the name Trojans.
East High School has been a great school for me. I have learned a lot about myself and others during my 4 years there. We have great school spirit and everyone is friendly. Something I would change would be more respect from students to teachers, and teachers opening up a little more so students can relate with them and build a relationship with them.