A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Address
306 Sw School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Telephone
(515) 965-9600

Ankeny Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
16 responses
Average ACT
26
225 responses
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,719
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,536
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$123,908,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,198/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Ankeny Community School District Reviews

9 reviews
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It was very boring for someone like me. This school district prides itself on academic and sports performance but their art classes lacked the sort of magic that an art class should have. There are usually only one or two art teachers per school, and the two high schools have to share teachers. All the budget seemed to be put into meaningless events and none was invested in having a well rounded curriculum choice or quality art teachers. It was very much like they were saying "hey kids, go into math and science or literature and theatre." There was little to no incentive to pursue art. While the quality of the classes for the required courses were hit-or-miss, I lament the missed opportunities for the visual art field simply because there was bare minimum investment from our benefactors, especially as someone who is now pursing a career in graphic design.
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Great community with the best scholastic record in the area. Even have a Before and After School Program for more kid friendly enrichment!
This district has very good programs for average and below average students as well as athletics, however I would like to see more opportunities for talented and gifted students.