Cedar Falls school information

IndexCedar FallsIowaNational
Average Test Scores86%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools91,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Cedar Falls, IA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Cedar Falls public schools have average test scores of 86% which is 11% higher than than the Iowa average and 75% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cedar Falls public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.8% have completed high school, 43.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Cedar Falls are 75% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Cedar Falls.
  • 93.8% of people in Cedar Falls have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.8% of people in Cedar Falls have completed high school.
  • 43.4% of people in Cedar Falls have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cedar Falls

IndexCedar FallsIowaNational
Completed 8th grade93.8%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school92.8%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college72.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.1%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.4%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters17.4%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.5%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.0%1.1%1.3%

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La Porte City, IA2,40385%72%
Cedar Falls, IA40,82886%75%

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Source: The Cedar Falls, IA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.