Cedar Falls High School deserves high ranking

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Cedar Falls High School was recently ranked fourth on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best high schools in the state. To be eligible for a ranking, CF had to have been awarded a national gold or silver medal. Gold medals are awarded to the top 500 schools in the nation based on college readiness. Silver medals go to high performing schools with lower college readiness than the gold medal schools. Cedar Falls received a silver medal, a prestigious honor seeing as only seven percent of the nation’s schools were awarded with it. Coming in at fourth place in the state of Iowa on this distinguished list is also a massive honor. The staff at the Hi-Line would like to congratulate the students and staff of Cedar Falls High School for their exceptional efforts and test scores making us deserving of such a ranking.

Nationally, CF is ranked at 954 out of 21,000 schools. Test scores show that students are 85 percent proficient in reading and 90 percent in math. Currently, the student to teacher ratio is 15-1. These factors alone allow Cedar Falls to be named one of the best schools in the state of Iowa, and ultimately one of the best in the United States. Ninty-three percent of the schools in America are not as college ready and proficient as Cedar Falls. The awards and rankings CFHS have recieved are truly a great achievement.

We would also like to extend our congratulations and thanks to all who participated in the April 27 Tiger Trot. The annual 5k raised around $1,000 this year with about 90 people participating. Congrats to the top three finishers Mike Wells (18:43), Lou Fenech (19:23) and Jennifer Peters (21:09). Proceeds from this race will help Cedar Falls students whose families struggle to make ends meet. All who contributed to the cause should know how helpful their money is.

Keep up the excellent work Cedar Falls.

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