Setting the Standards for Excellence


Cedar Valley Catholic Schools district is dedicated to the development of active community leaders, who are guided by our Catholic faith. In a Christ-centered environment, our students are provided with purposeful learning opportunities designed to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be successful in whatever college or career path they choose. 


Literacy (English Language Arts) Curriculum
Religion Curriculum
Mathematics Curriculum
Science Curriculum

We follow the Iowa Core for our academic standards, and below are links to the statewide guidelines by grade. These guides will give you an idea of what our students will be covering during the school year.


K-12 Lau Plan for Serving English Learners (ELs)


ELP Standards at a Glance


CVCS Assessments


This chart give a historical view of Cedar Valley Catholic Schools’ Average Complete Composite Scores for the Iowa Assessments from Fall of 2011 to Fall of 2017. The National Standard Scores (NSS) are used in this comparison chart. The blue left hand column shows the National Average Complete Composite Score by grade levels. 

The columns to the right of the National Averages shows CVCS grade-level scores, starting from most recent (Fall 2017). The color-coded diagonal shows past cohort history of current Fall 2017 students (Example of cohort student group: Sixth Grade Fall 2015, Fifth Grade Fall 2014, Fourth Grade Fall 2013, Third Grade Fall 2012). All of CVCS Average Complete Composite Scores, with the exception of 6th grade, exceed the National Complete Composite Scores.  


Joanne Schwarz 

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment,

(319) 232-6592


These guides will give you an idea of what your child will be covering during the year.

Parent's Guide to the Iowa Core:

Iowa Core Summary Report 2017-2018


CVCS Iowa Core Report 2017-18

The Iowa Core Summary Report, created by Iowa Testing Programs, provides third through eleventh grade student achievement information for 2017-2018. The 2017-2018 Snapshot Reports for Reading and Math summarizes the performance of our CVCS students across grades and compares CVCS students to students attending schools within AEA267 as well as students attending schools in Iowa.

Proficiency results show the performance of grade groups and compares CVCS students to AEA 267 and the state. Iowa Core report results show how CVCS students performed on major domains of the Iowa Core in Reading and Mathematics.


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3231 West 9th Street

Waterloo, Iowa 50702

Phone: 319-232-1422

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