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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
George Washington High School is a highly rated, public school located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It has 1,322 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

George Washington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1290
22 responses
Average ACT
26
165 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$59,152
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,200
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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
  • Krump squad and pamslam
    26%
  • MoShow and homecoming
    26%
  • Jamnesty
    13%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Leadership Retreat
    10%
  • Ethnic Food Fair
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,322
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,088
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,031/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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While, overall, my experience at Washington was positive, in my last years at the school I noticed a drastic increase in student violence. Fights broke out almost every day, and there were several lock-downs due to students bringing knives to the school or breaking school property. It got so bad that entrances and exits were locked, making it very difficult to get into the school if you weren't there in time for the 4 minute windows during which the doors were unlocked. Teacher quality varied a lot, from some racist teachers who threw desks around classrooms and threatened students to some teachers who I to this day maintain contact and friendships with. If you don't participate in performance arts or a sport, it will be difficult to feel like a part of the school community.
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I really enjoyed my time at Washington! It is a very diverse school with lots of opportunities for academic achievement. However I wish that the school provided more information about both colleges and scholarships.
George Washington High School is the best school to go to in the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There are so many AP courses and incentives that are offered here. Any student can find a class that they will truly appreciate and love going to everyday. This school does an amazing job of acknowledging everyone’s passions and hard work. We have assemblies recognizing the numerous clubs that are offered and the sports we have, so no matter what your passion is in high school, everyone gets to feel involved. The diversity and culture here are amazing. We hold retreats and have clubs that specifically recognize the diversity of Washington. Lastly, the teachers at this school do such an amazing job of educating the students and making everyone feel appreciated. I haven’t had a teacher at Washington that I didn’t appreciate or learn much from. If I could change one thing about my school, I would find a solution to resolve all the fights that occur in our main foyer.