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Avg. test scores 22%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 27%

Waterloo school information

IndexWaterlooIowaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexWaterlooIowaNational
      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%

      Waterloo, IA School Districts

      • Waterloo Community School District

      There are a total of 19 public schools, 8 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Waterloo. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Waterloo, IA schools is 60%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Waterloo, IA, an average of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Denver, IA1,81491%85%
      Dike, IA1,30988%80%
      Cedar Falls, IA40,82886%75%
      Reinbeck, IA1,76585%72%
      Readlyn, IA84385%72%
      Waterloo, IA68,35760%22%

      Cities with similar population

      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.