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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pella High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pella, IA. It has 677 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
212 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
Telephone
(641) 628-3870
Website

Pella High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
98 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,568
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Football and Basketball Games
    38%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Dress up days
    13%
  • Homecoming, shooting
    13%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
677
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,306
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,858/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Pella High School was an great small town school. The school provided a safe and encouraging environment for students to learn. The school is continuing to grow in academics and athletics. The culture of the school is also caring and motivating. Some problems with Pella High School is the average lunch food provided and average level of challenging courses. Although the school is slowly developing to be better, at the moment, it is great but could be better.
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When I was in high school, I had the most amazing teachers that would help in anyway to watch us succeed. The actual school itself was in very rough condition. However, since I have left the school underwent huge renovations and is really amazing right now. When I got to college I felt extremely prepared for the classes and experience of college. Pella is not a very diverse community so my high school was 90% white people, so when I got to college it was an eye opening experience about all the different cultures there are outside of my small hometown.
I loved how there were many dual-credit classes. They prepared me for college and I am now graduating in 3 years instead of 4! They are in the process of renovations now, and I am excited to see how much the school improves.