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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Pella Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Pella, IA. It has 2,441 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

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Middle Schools in Pella Community School District

High Schools in Pella Community School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
6 responses
Average ACT
26
136 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,441
Free or Reduced Lunch
18.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,251
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,270/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$64,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$908
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,000
National
$184,700

Pella Community School District Reviews

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The Pella Community School District offers a friendly and safe environment for students to study in. It is a predominantly white community, but the people are caring which is one of the best reasons why this school district is great for all races. Some issues though are the lack of challenging material and the lack of STEM related clubs and opportunities. There are very few AP courses taught at Pella Community Schools and the difficulty is not comparable to more rigorous schools in larger cities. While Pella is sufficient in teaching within the state of Iowa, Pella's curriculum was not enough to help students get adjusted to highly competitive colleges out-of-state. Overall, if looking for a place to friendly place to settle down and stay within the local area, Pella offers one of the best places to live and study in, but if one is looking to be challenged, Pella Community Schools are lacking and could definitely use improvements or offer more programs to help ambitious kids.
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I really liked that my school strives to give me opportunities to excel. There are a wide variety of classes, taught mostly by quality teachers. It has been a place where I have found my love for music, because this is not a high school where athletics are overvalued, like many other schools. I am very lucky to be attending a school where the community and administration care about the arts as well. I play the trumpet, and because my school has such a strong band program, I have learned that I love it so much that I am majoring in performance at college. One thing that could improve is the overall drama in the choir department. Between the staff and students, there is serious tension and it does not allow for a positive environment.
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.