Meeting High Standards


Academics

Hitting the books

 

GRADUATION RATES

Cedar Falls Schools are proud to maintain graduation rates above both state and national averages. Our graduation rates consistently put Cedar Falls near the top of the 25 largest school districts in the state, year after year.

“We are extremely pleased with the increase in our graduation rate. This speaks to the hard work of our teachers and administrators, each and every day. Although, this is just one way to measure our success as a District, we continue to look at student-by-student, skill-by-skill to ensure all students have success in Cedar Falls Schools. Excellence in all we do is the mantra we focus on,” said Dr. Andy Pattee, Superintendent.

2017

96.2%

Cedar Falls High School
4-year Cohort Graduation

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97.3%

of 9th-graders are on track to graduate

0%

of 3rd-graders retained

ACT SCORES

Cedar Falls High School students who took the college entrance exam earned an average composite score of 23.4 in 2018. The state of Iowa composite for 2015 was 21.8 and the national composite average was 20.8. 75% of the 2018 graduating class participated in the assessment, the highest participation rate in history.

"Our students continue to out-perform other schools in the state and nation," said Dan Conrad, Cedar Falls Community Schools' secondary education director. "We have also increased the percent of graduates who complete the ACT exam over the past several years." The four subject areas included on the ACT are English, math, reading and science.

2018 Class Average

23.4

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Proficiency

Exceeding Standards

 

 Reading

Percent Proficient - Spring 2018

Elementary

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 Mathematics

Percent Proficient - Spring 2018

Elementary

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Secondary

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 Science

Percent Proficient - Spring 2018

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Culture and School Climate

Life Inside these Halls

 

ATTENDANCE RATES


2017-18 District Attendance

95.4%

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85%

of our secondary students are involved in activities

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

The Instructional Practices Inventory is a teacher-led process used to measure student engagement. The goal of the ratio is to get as close to a 1:1 as possible. This shows the student engagement of students with lower order thinking to higher order deeper thinking. This district data is made up of 3-4 building observations for that year for each building.

IPI Score

2.04

(scores close to 1 are ideal)

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STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

3.6%

are English Language Learners

15.9%

minorities

11.8%

receive special education services

22.2%

participate in our free and reduced lunch program