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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Pella Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Pella, IA. It has 2,250 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
210 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
Telephone
(641) 628-1111

Pella Community School District Rankings

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High Schools in Pella Community School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
123 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,250
Free or Reduced Lunch
18.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,595
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$23,773,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,627/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$64,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,900
National
$184,700

Pella Community School District Reviews

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Caring teachers and administrators! Lots of varied opportunities for students! Great supportive community to live, work, and raise your family in! No place I’d rather be.
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I thought the school was awesome. I transferred from Pella and back to Pella High school during my high school career. They were incredibly helpful in everything making sure I was in good classes for my future career, and also keeping me with friends. Sports prepared me to be a disciplined man and love working hard. Teachers were always quick to help me in every area with any question, and I knew they desired to help succeed in all area.
Coming from a staff member and a parent of a child at the Pella Community school, I get to see both sides of the coin. On the teacher side of thing I would like to state that the student ratio is not 14:1. Walk into any elementary class room and you will see 28-30 students with 1 teacher. As a teacher we have no administration support or should I say our administration has no backbone. Principals/teachers are not held accountable for their behavior in the classroom and out of it. Far to many affairs with teacher/teacher/principals that need to be addressed. In Pella the kids that are good in sports run the school. As a parent, our child is a very good student which is good because seeing how the lower achieving students get help is alarming. But the biggest issue with the Pella schools isn't the education it really is on the athletics. The school puts so much emphasis on the sports teams that little else matters.