A
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pella Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Pella, IA. It has 2,221 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
210 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
Telephone
(641) 628-1111
Website

Pella Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
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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
2,221
Free or Reduced Lunch
19.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,306
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$23,773,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,858/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%

Pella Community School District Reviews

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In general the students are friendly and open to new students. The athletic programs and facilities are good. Most sports make it to state each year. The music and band programs are very successful, often winning state wide competition. The teachers are kind and respectful and very willing to listen to students questions and concerns. The students seem to score fairly high on academic tests. The high school has done a lot of renovating lately, so have top of the line resources for students. There is a huge lack of diversity in the Pella school system and causes a problem for some student of different races. This is mainly due to being in a small Iowa town.
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I grew up in Pella and feel like I was supported and challenged throughout my schooling experience. I was given many opportunities to join different groups, try new things, and take on leadership positions. The teachers at the schools truly care about students as individuals and want to see them succeed. They will do whatever they can to help their students be successful. Recent building updates have really helped improve the district facilities.
Pella schools is an excellent place to become a student athlete with high character. From elementary, to intermediate, to middle school and through high school the teachers and coaches are top-notch and caring.