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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Dallas Center, IA. It has 3,349 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District Rankings

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  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District

High Schools in Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
10 responses
Average ACT
26
149 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,349
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,519
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,125/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$67,885
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$800
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,900
National
$184,700

Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District Reviews

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This school district, at least when I was going through, had small enough classes that it was easy to learn, but large enough classes that you had more than 1 or two options for friends. The high school has many great teachers all which are wholeheartedly devoted to their work. There are plenty of upper-level classes which are good for students like me, but there also were plenty of ways for those struggling to get help. Within the students, there are some issues with race, sexual identities, and political affiliations, but besides these biases within the student population, I'm very glad I went here.
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When it comes to education, DC-G is one of the many schools that offer great academic opportunities. There are a wide variety of classes offered to the students to help them discover themselves and what they are good at. Many classes can be easily applied to life outside of high school. Unfortunately, when it comes to teaching morals, the school is lacking. DC-G is a dominantly white school but the few POC who attend often have to deal with a lot of diversity issues and cultural differences, the school just doesn't step up. There are many times during my attendance at the school when I had to face the ignorance of my peers. Whenever I'd go to the higher-ups of the school, not much would be done. DC-G has so much potential in being a school with great academics and athletics. They just don't teach their students how to act like mature young adults who can sort out their differences rather than letting those differences divide them.
Loved the faculty and entire high school experience! It is a small enough community and has a big town feel. There is something at DC-G for everyone, including sports, choir, drama, or band.