Waterloo school information

Average Test Scores60%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools191,10179,221
Total private schools820824,874
Total post-secondary schools4967,963
The Waterloo, IA educational system consists of 19 public schools, 8 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Waterloo public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 23% lower than than the Iowa average and 22% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Waterloo public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.6% have completed high school, 22.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Waterloo are 22% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Waterloo.
  • 83.3% of people in Waterloo have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.6% of people in Waterloo have completed high school.
  • 22.0% of people in Waterloo have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Waterloo

Completed 8th grade83.3%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school81.6%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college52.9%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.5%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.0%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Denver, IA1,81491%85%
Dike, IA1,30988%80%
Cedar Falls, IA40,82886%75%
Reinbeck, IA1,76585%72%
La Porte City, IA2,40385%72%
Waterloo, IA68,35760%22%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
St. Charles, MO68,34162%25%
Jacksonville, NC68,40439%20%
Frederick, MD68,22950%2%
Mount Vernon, NY68,21728%43%
Pasco, WA68,56726%47%
Waterloo, IA68,35760%22%
Source: The Waterloo, 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.