A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
212 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
Telephone
(641) 628-3870
Website

Pella High School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
75 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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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%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
669
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
Very 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 Reviews

114 reviews
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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.
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Overall, the school does an excellent job of caring for the students in every way possible. From mental health to physical health, it is apparent that the staff treat their responsibilities as more than "just a job" and go out of their way to make sure the needs of the students are being met. You can tell that all staff....the front office personnel, administration, counselors, teachers, and maintenance staff...they all care deeply for the students. This philosophy is also apparent in the sports programs, as the athletes are boosted up with confidence in such a positive atmosphere. I can't say enough how impressed we are with Pella High School.
The education aspect of the school is very good and the teachers know what they are doing. Every other aspect of the school is awful. It is an ultra conservative environment and it is not diverse at all. For example, evolution is frowned upon being taught at the school.