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 is 1 public high school serving 715 students in Pella Community School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public high schools in Iowa.
Public High School in Pella Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 82% (versus the Iowa public high school average of 68%), and reading proficiency score of 87% (versus the 71% statewide average).
The top ranked public high school in Pella Community School District is Pella High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Pella Community School District have a Graduation Rate of 95%, which is more than the Iowa average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Pella High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Iowa or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Iowa public high school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
5 Schools
355 Schools
# Students
2,416 Students
167,017 Students
# Teachers
158 Teachers
11,242 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
0.41
# American Indian Students
2 Students
606 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
65 Students
3,937 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
65 Students
18,452 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
11%
# Black Students
41 Students
9,953 Students
% Black Students
2%
6%
# White Students
2,189 Students
127,152 Students
% White Students
90%
76%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
551 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
53 Students
6,365 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
126
67
# Students in K Grade:
200
80
# Students in 1st Grade:
155
67
# Students in 2nd Grade:
157
80
# Students in 3rd Grade:
171
92
# Students in 4th Grade:
166
78
# Students in 5th Grade:
167
192
# Students in 6th Grade:
189
1,236
# Students in 7th Grade:
188
5,343
# Students in 8th Grade:
182
8,046
# 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 High Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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

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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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