Meeting High Standards


Academics

Hitting the books

 

GRADUATION RATES

Cedar Falls Schools are proud to announce the graduation rate increased to over 97%.
The graduation rate puts Cedar Falls second of the 25 largest school districts in the state.

“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.

2015

97.2%

Cedar Falls High School
4-year Cohort Graduation

Trend

Chart Here

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 24.5, an increase from 24 for the previous year. It is the highest average composite score the district has ever achieved. The state of Iowa composite for 2015 was 22.2.

"We're excited, that's probably the best way to put it in our situation," said Dan Conrad, Cedar Falls Community Schools' secondary education director. "In each of our subtests we also increased, we're very excited about that. It just shows that our students continue to work hard and do as well as they can, especially on that assessment." The four subject areas included on the ACT are English, math, reading and science. Conrad said the district increased its college readiness based on student scores in three of those areas with the percentage in math remaining the same.

Class of 2015 Average

24.5

Trend

Chart Here

Culture and School Climate

Life Inside these Halls

 

ATTENDANCE RATES


2014-2015 District Attenance

96.3%

Trend

Chart Here

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.

2015-2016 IPI Score

2.04

(scores close to 1 are ideal)

Trend

Chart Here

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

2015-2016 School Year

2.4%

are English Language Learners

15.4%

minorities

10.9%

receive special education services

21.9%

participate in our free and reduced lunch program