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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 7,090 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.
8379 NE University Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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
1330
12 responses
Average ACT
24
310 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,090
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$72,649,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,668/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$84,896
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$588
National
$949
Median Home Value
$243,200
National
$184,700

Southeast Polk Community School District Reviews

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I have really enjoyed my experience at Southeast Polk. I have gone to this school since Kindergarten so I do not have much to compare to, but I have enjoyed my involvement with the school and the concern the teachers and staff have for you. There is a large variety of clubs, if a person is interested in something we likely have it. It is not very difficult with this variety to find your place and what interests you. The staff is friendly and the opportunities are endless. The school offers numerous college level-courses so you can explore your options now. We have programs also to help prevent bullying and help support members of LGBTQ+. I think the school is a good environment overall and I have had a great experience with it.
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The teachers and available academics allowed for a very good education. Preparation for college was thorough. Staff is easy to access and willing to help. Facilities are good and the overall environment is lively and easy to learn in. There is little diversity, however the students are polite and well mannered.
It has been such a rewarding experience for our daughter. She has made so many memories and been involved in so many things all with the help of the wonderful staff and team! From homecoming court to NHS to volunteering with student council...this has bee the most rewarding experience of her life!