Pella Community School District

212 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Pella Community 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 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 2,416 students in Pella Community 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 Pella Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 86% (versus the Iowa public school average of 70%), and reading proficiency score of 85% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Pella Community School District are Pella Middle School, Pella High School and Jefferson Intermediate. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Pella Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
5 Schools
1,304 Schools
# Students
2,416 Students
498,629 Students
# Teachers
158 Teachers
35,053 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Pella Community 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 increased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#8 out of 330 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Pella Community   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pella Community   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)
85%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pella Community   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 Pella Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.18
0.44
# American Indian Students
2 Students
1,790 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
65 Students
12,713 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
65 Students
58,288 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
12%
# Black Students
41 Students
32,556 Students
% Black Students
2%
7%
# White Students
2,189 Students
368,944 Students
% White Students
90%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,931 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
53 Students
22,406 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
126
19,994
# Students in K Grade:
200
37,666
# Students in 1st Grade:
155
35,140
# Students in 2nd Grade:
157
34,908
# Students in 3rd Grade:
171
34,516
# Students in 4th Grade:
166
34,733
# Students in 5th Grade:
167
35,873
# Students in 6th Grade:
189
36,868
# Students in 7th Grade:
188
38,538
# Students in 8th Grade:
182
38,657
# Students in 9th Grade:
193
39,103
# Students in 10th Grade:
184
38,361
# Students in 11th Grade:
167
36,878
# Students in 12th Grade:
171
37,394
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,425 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,939. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,982 is less than the state median of $13,541. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$32 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Pella Community   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$31 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Pella Community   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,425
$13,939
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Pella Community   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
$12,982
$13,541
This chart display average spending per public school student in Pella Community   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 Pella Community School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pella Middle School
Math: 92% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
613 E 13th
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-4784
Grades: 7-8
| 370 students
Rank: #22.
Pella High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
212 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-3870
Grades: 9-12
| 715 students
Rank: #33.
Jefferson Intermediate
Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
801 E 13th St
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-8267
Grades: 4-6
| 522 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1111 North Main Street
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-3970
Grades: PK-3
| 366 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
950 E. University St.
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-4638
Grades: PK-3
| 443 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,416 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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