East High School

214 High St, Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-2400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1046 students 18 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) to test students in grade 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East High School is a public high school in Gilbertville. 1,046 children attend East High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 66% of the 1,046 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at East High School is 18:1. Expo Alternative Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 6%
Hispanic 8% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 52% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that East High is a good school because they don't have anyone left behind in class and if they do they help that person catch up. No one should say that they are bad.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am writing as a parent of a recent 2004 graduate and I also have a child who will graduate in 2006 and another child who will graduate in 2008. East High has been a wonderful educational experience for my children. East high has a positive diverse student body. The administration and staff are very supportive of students and their parents in the learning environment. Students are not just a face and student number. All three of my children have had positive experiences in the numerous extra curricular activities they have participated in. They will carry the friendships they have developed with their peers and teachers into adulthood. Many untrue myths still hang over our school. East High truly is the 'best kept secret in town'.

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Overall score

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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