Waterloo school information

IndexWaterlooIowaNational
Average Test Scores61%77%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools191,10379,235
Total private schools820924,875
Total post-secondary schools4967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Waterloo are 11% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Waterloo.
  • 82.3% of people in Waterloo have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.3% of people in Waterloo have completed high school.
  • 20.2% of people in Waterloo have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Waterloo

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  • Central Middle School1350 Katoski DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 491 · Ratio: 13:153
  • Cunningham School1224 Mobile StGrades: PK - 05Students: 437 · Ratio: 12:141
  • East High School214 High StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,078 · Ratio: 17:174
  • Edison Elementary School740 Manolia ParkwayGrades: PK - 05Students: 506 · Ratio: 14:160
  • Expo Alternative Learning Center1410 IndependenceGrades: 06 - 12Students: 34 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • George Washington Carver Academy1505 Logan Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 485 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Highland Elementary School812 Idaho StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 506 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Hoover Middle School630 HillcrestGrades: 06 - 08Students: 83 · Ratio: 18:166
  • Irving Elementary School1115 W. 5Th StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 42 · Ratio: 12:140
  • Kingsley Elementary School201 Sunset RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 425 · Ratio: 17:180
  • Kittrell Elementary School1304 OregonGrades: PK - 05Students: 488 · Ratio: 14:162
  • Lincoln Elementary School302 Cedar BendGrades: PK - 05Students: 461 · Ratio: 13:148
  • Lou Henry Elementary School312 Rachael StGrades: PK - 05Students: 527 · Ratio: 15:171
  • Lowell Elementary School1628 Washington StGrades: PK - 05Students: 377 · Ratio: 14:144
  • Orange Elementary School6028 Kimball AveGrades: KG - 05Students: 412 · Ratio: 17:179
  • West High School425 E Ridgeway AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,599 · Ratio: 18:176

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Education level achieved in Waterloo

IndexWaterlooIowaNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school80.3%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college50.8%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree30.7%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors20.2%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters5.5%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Waterloo (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dike, IA1,30087%28%
Denver, IA1,84487%28%
New Hartford, IA59882%20%
Cedar Falls, IA40,00981%18%
Hudson, IA2,39380%17%
Waterloo, IA68,39261%11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Missoula, MT68,37778%15%
Ellicott City, MD68,50795%39%
Rock Hill, SC68,18574%9%
Union City, NJ68,00166%3%
Mount Vernon, NY67,96251%24%
Waterloo, IA68,39261%11%
Source: The Waterloo, IA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.