Pella Community School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 3 public elementary schools serving 1,369 students in Pella Community School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public elementary schools in Iowa.
Public Elementary Schools in Pella Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 84% (versus the Iowa public elementary school average of 70%), and reading proficiency score of 84% (versus the 67% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Pella Community School District are Jefferson Intermediate, Lincoln Elementary School and Madison Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Iowa public elementary school average of 25% (majority Hispanic).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Pella Community School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
3 Schools
931 Schools
# Students
1,369 Students
333,318 Students
# Teachers
85 Teachers
23,052 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Pella Community School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 329 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 2018-2019 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
0.16
0.42
# American Indian Students
2 Students
1,292 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
29 Students
8,066 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
33 Students
36,718 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
11%
# Black Students
17 Students
20,959 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,258 Students
250,785 Students
% White Students
92%
75%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
951 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
30 Students
14,547 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
108
18,236
# Students in K Grade:
207
36,902
# Students in 1st Grade:
159
34,641
# Students in 2nd Grade:
165
35,731
# Students in 3rd Grade:
172
36,337
# Students in 4th Grade:
195
37,588
# Students in 5th Grade:
172
37,699
# Students in 6th Grade:
191
37,452
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
28,326
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
25,346
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
1,244
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
1,266
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
1,246
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
1,304
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,605 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,258. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,156 is less than the state median of $13,868. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,605
$14,258
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,156
$13,868
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Pella Community School District Public Elementary Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jefferson Intermediate
Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
801 E 13th St
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-8267
Grades: 4-6
| 558 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
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
| 352 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
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
| 459 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Pella Community School District
  • 212 E University St, Pella, IA, 50219
  • (641) 628-1111
  • pellaschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,369 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.16

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