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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Ankeny Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Ankeny, IA. It has 12,128 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Ankeny Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1300
52 responses
Average ACT
26
544 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,128
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,768
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,624/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$81,627
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,021
National
$949
Median Home Value
$210,100
National
$184,700

Ankeny Community School District Reviews

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The Ankeny Community School District maintains safe, engaging, and respectable schools. They put an emphasis on the arts with their many music programs from show choirs to marching band. They excel in academics as well with many AP classes to offer such as AP European History, AP Physics, AP Biology, and AP US History. The district as a whole does a great job at making students not just feel welcome and safe, but creating environments for kids to be themselves without judgement so they are welcome and safe. Ankeny Schools looks out for their kids and do the best possible jobs they can to help students when they need it. Their use of technology in the classroom only helps student's learning, especially in 2020 when online classrooms become a necessity. Overall, a great district to learn in, and a wonderful school system to make friends in.
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I love my school district! We have wonderful teachers who care about the education and lives of their students. There are many clubs, athletics, and musical activities to participate in. As someone who loves to stay busy, I am involved in many different activities and each of them brings joy to those participating.
I really liked the opportunities I had there. There was something for everyone, whether it be sports, music, theatre, ect.. There was also plenty of academic opportunities that truly prepare you for college, since we connect a lot of our classes through the local community college, DMAAC