A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
11152 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
Telephone
(515) 457-5000
Website

Urbandale Community School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
85 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,599
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,859
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$45,142,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,606/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%

Urbandale Community School District Reviews

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Urbandale High School Has a wonderful performing arts program. That staff really cares about the music and the kids. The organization and logistics are occasionally inefficient and I wish some school events were better planned, but it is overall a very positive aspect. Some teachers however are very bad. The math department is almost universally hated, though math is also universally hated. The highest level teacher, Mueller is easily the best math teacher at UHS. If people would actually listen to him, they would be able to do precalc and calc, but they don't. One main thing I would change are the "Protective" policies that don't work. Everyone has to show an ID upon entering, which holds people up and makes them more cold, late, and resenting. Also people are still let in without the ID and showing a blank white card or even a gift card gets you in, I know and I've tried. The logistics at UHS are easily the worst part.
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Very good High school, and great community within district! They have great teachers, and parent involvement.
I had a very positive experience growing up in this school district. I attended elementary, middle and high school in Urbandale. I have never had a poor experience with my education at any of the mentioned schools. Each did a very well job with pushing students to work hard and stay involved. The district also does a nice job at incorporating the arts into classes. I have heard from other schools that art and music is often seen as “unimportant” or “a waste of time”. Therefore, other schools refuse to let their students experience different aspects of the arts. The Urbandale Community School District includes the arts at all grade levels. Students are then able to explore a greater range of learning.