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University of Illinois Extension - Education

Education is a top priority in Waterloo, where parents, businesses and educators work together to provide the best learning environment for the students.

The City of Waterloo provides excellent educational opportunities (public and parochial) for grades K-12 with extensive course offerings enhanced by the use of the latest technology.

Waterloo Community Unit School District #5 operates three elementary schools, a junior high and a high school. The parochial option includes grade school for K-8 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School and high school at Gibault Catholic High School.

Upon graduation from post secondary institutions, many students return to permanent residency in Waterloo and the surrounding community.

Gibault Catholic High School provides private education to students from grades 9 through 12.

  • 100% graduation rate with 80-85%
    moving onto a four-year program and 15-20% moving onto a two-year or vocational program upon graduation.
  • Average ACT score 23.7
  • State average ACT score 20.9

Waterloo High School provides education to students from grades 9 through 12 in their new building which was built in 2010.

  • 94.2% graduation rate
  • Average ACT score 21.6
  • State average ACT score 20.9

More information is listed below:

University of Illinois Extension

Contact: Pamela Jacobs
Work 901 Illinois Avenue P.O. Box 117 Waterloo IL 62298 Work Phone: 618-939-3434 Work Fax: 618-939-7708 Website:
Categories: Education