RATINGS
District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.


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

This district has a mixed record of helping students improve over time. Look below to see what percentage of schools in this district are making more, less, or about the same progress as other schools in the state.


ACADEMICS
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.

ACADEMICS
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.

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

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District Finances
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Reviews From Schools in Waco Community School District
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Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
July 21, 2021
My grandson has done very well at WACO after transferring in last summer. His 4th grade grades and the close attention paid to him is very impressive!
Parent / Guardian
March 20, 2021
Home of the 4+1 school week. The teachers are invested in the success of the students and the community is invested in the success of the school. Waco was the first school in Iowa to be... More
Review for Waco High School
Parent / Guardian
March 20, 2021
A small-town school with great people who care about and take care of each other. The people of the community truly care about their school. The teachers really care about the students. The school... More