A
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Southeast Polk Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Pleasant Hill, IA. It has 6,878 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
8379 Ne University Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Telephone
(515) 967-4294
Website

Southeast Polk Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
6 responses
Average ACT
25
218 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,878
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,511
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$72,649,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,847/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Southeast Polk Community School District Reviews

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I have gone to Southeast Polk since I was in kindergarten, and my two sisters before me went to SEP from kindergarten-graduation as well. The staff and resources, in my opinion, is what makes this school stand out so much. Every teacher is so willing and happy to help their students to the best of their abilities. Classes range in difficulty levels, but the available help and resources allows to make a good grade very possible. The atmosphere of SEP is always fun, especially when it comes to sports. We get the most excited about football and wrestling season. Our assemblies are full of fun and positive energy. I would be more than willing to send my children to Southeast Polk.
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Southeast Polk is full of opportunities, if you choose to take advantage of those offered in high school, you can graduate with almost all of you college general education requirements for college out of the way thanks to their AP and dual enrollment opportunities. The student body has tons of school spirit and many students have athletic success. There was not a ton of diversity when I attended, but hopefully that will change. Every experience in life is all about what you make it, and attending school at Southeast Polk gives you all the tools to have an exciting and educational high school experience. Not to mention the talented and gifted programs the promote with their younger students and the character and moral values they instill in students, all the way from pre-school to senior high.
The students and faculty are friendly and welcoming. I moved to this school district in 2013 and I had no trouble fitting in and making new friends. The administration does allow students with good attendance and grades to opt out of taking some of their semester finals, which I've heard is not good for college reediness. The food is not great, but there are many choices every day. There are many sports and clubs to join, many of the clubs are focused around bettering our community or the earth. Overall I do like this school better than other schools I have attended in the past.