Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,464 students in Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 85% (versus the Iowa public school average of 70%), and reading proficiency score of 84% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District are North Ridge Elementary School, Dallas Center-grimes Middle School and Heritage Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,302 Schools
# Students
3,464 Students
498,009 Students
# Teachers
221 Teachers
35,012 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 326 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#14 out of 330 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥95%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.21
0.44
# American Indian Students
1 Student
1,788 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
56 Students
12,705 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
130 Students
58,225 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
12%
# Black Students
117 Students
32,550 Students
% Black Students
3%
7%
# White Students
3,069 Students
368,419 Students
% White Students
88%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,926 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
91 Students
22,395 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
143
19,916
# Students in K Grade:
326
37,524
# Students in 1st Grade:
278
35,040
# Students in 2nd Grade:
258
34,795
# Students in 3rd Grade:
238
34,420
# Students in 4th Grade:
266
34,642
# Students in 5th Grade:
283
35,873
# Students in 6th Grade:
273
36,868
# Students in 7th Grade:
237
38,538
# Students in 8th Grade:
252
38,657
# Students in 9th Grade:
245
39,103
# Students in 10th Grade:
234
38,361
# Students in 11th Grade:
204
36,878
# Students in 12th Grade:
227
37,394
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,556 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,091. The school district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,792 is less than the state median of $13,688. The school district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$44 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$37 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,556
$14,091
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,792
$13,688
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dallas Center-Grimes Comm   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Ridge Elementary School
Math: 94% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Nw 27th St
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-5674
Grades: K-5
| 487 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Dallas Center-grimes Middle School
Math: 87% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 Vine Street
Dallas Center, IA 50063
(515) 992-4343
Grades: 6-7
| 510 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Heritage Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
500 Ne Beaverbrooke Blvd
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 300-9627
Grades: PK-5
| 564 students
Rank: #44.
Dc-g Meadows
Math: 88% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2555 W 1st St Suite 200
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-0105
Grades: 8-9
| 497 students
Rank: #55.
South Prairie Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 S James St
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-4057
Grades: K-5
| 489 students
Rank: #66.
Dallas Center Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1205 13th St
Dallas Center, IA 50063
(515) 992-3838
Grades: K-5
| 252 students
Rank: #77.
Dallas Center-grimes High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2555 W 1st St
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-9747
Grades: 10-12
| 665 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Dallas Center-grimes Community School District
  • 1205 13th St, Dallas Center, IA, 50063
  • (515) 992-3866
  • dcgschools.com
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,464 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.21

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