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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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Pella High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pella, IA. It has 683 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
212 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
Telephone
(641) 628-3870
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Pella High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
122 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,900
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Football and Basketball Games
    37%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Dress up days
    11%
  • Homecoming, shooting
    11%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
683
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,595
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,627/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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My experience at Pella High School was very good. Each teacher cared about your well being and personal and educational goals. I felt they prepared us very well for college offering lots of college courses students could take while still attending high school. They helped you along the way with the application process of college. Pella High School gave seniors a high chance of receiving at least one scholarship through dollars for scholars. They focused on our education and study habits all four years of high school preparing us to succeed in college. They take time to work with every student to place them in the best position possible to lead the student to a successful future.
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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.
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.