District Summary Ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Cedar Falls Community School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced Courses
Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
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Teachers & Staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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Reviews From Schools in Cedar Falls Community School District
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Parent / Guardian
May 05, 2022
Mr. Ortman is a stellar principal. He has been very hands on for the past three years my son has attended. Last year, he was at drop off nearly every day. He knew all the students names and would give... More
Parent / Guardian
August 13, 2021
My son was welcomed to Southdale for 5th grade. His teacher, Ms. Sellers was above and beyond in her attention to my son. I was also welcomed warmly. All my questions and concerns were answered, no... More
Parent / Guardian
May 03, 2021
Everything about this school is amazing. If you get the opportunity to enroll your children, don't pass it up. I regret ever moving away from this school district. Doing everything I can to go back!... More