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 2 public preschools serving 809 students in Pella Community School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public pre schools in Iowa.
Public Preschools in Pella Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 85% (versus the Iowa public pre school average of 72%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public preschools in Pella Community School District are 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 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public preschool average of 23% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
5 Schools
462 Schools
# Students
2,416 Students
145,286 Students
# Teachers
158 Teachers
10,713 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
0.40
# American Indian Students
2 Students
459 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
65 Students
2,924 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
65 Students
14,940 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
10%
# Black Students
41 Students
8,559 Students
% Black Students
2%
6%
# White Students
2,189 Students
111,244 Students
% White Students
90%
77%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
518 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
53 Students
6,642 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
126
19,819
# Students in K Grade:
200
25,589
# Students in 1st Grade:
155
22,500
# Students in 2nd Grade:
157
21,359
# Students in 3rd Grade:
171
19,095
# Students in 4th Grade:
166
17,367
# Students in 5th Grade:
167
14,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
189
5,288
# Students in 7th Grade:
188
70
# Students in 8th Grade:
182
67
# Students in 9th Grade:
193
13
# Students in 10th Grade:
184
14
# Students in 11th Grade:
167
26
# Students in 12th Grade:
171
10
# 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 Preschools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
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: #1 - 21. - 2.
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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