Southeast Polk Comm School District

407 8th Street Se
Altoona, IA 50009
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Southeast Polk Comm School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 7,350 students in Southeast Polk Comm School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Southeast Polk Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 68% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,326 Schools
# Students
7,350 Students
504,006 Students
# Teachers
457 Teachers
35,084 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Southeast Polk Comm School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 327 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 94% has decreased from 97% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
#96 out of 327 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Southeast Polk Comm   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
73%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southeast Polk 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 2020-21 school year data.
73%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southeast Polk 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 2020-21 school year data.
94%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Southeast Polk Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.41
0.45
# American Indian Students
10 Students
1,945 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
167 Students
12,630 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
624 Students
60,805 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
12%
# Black Students
490 Students
33,290 Students
% Black Students
7%
7%
# White Students
5,600 Students
369,175 Students
% White Students
76%
73%
# Hawaiian Students
21 Students
2,364 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
438 Students
23,738 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
390
22,680
# Students in K Grade:
517
38,679
# Students in 1st Grade:
465
35,185
# Students in 2nd Grade:
487
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
500
35,271
# Students in 4th Grade:
509
34,910
# Students in 5th Grade:
522
35,083
# Students in 6th Grade:
569
36,361
# Students in 7th Grade:
513
37,347
# Students in 8th Grade:
600
38,760
# Students in 9th Grade:
605
40,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
623
38,936
# Students in 11th Grade:
573
37,654
# Students in 12th Grade:
477
37,457
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,742 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,392. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,256 is less than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$108 MM
$8,262 MM
This chart display total revenue of Southeast Polk Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$97 MM
$8,048 MM
This chart display total spending of Southeast Polk Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,742
$16,392
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Southeast Polk Comm   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,256
$15,968
This chart display average spending per public school student in Southeast Polk Comm   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Southeast Polk Comm School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mitchellville Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
308 Elm Ave Nw
Mitchellville, IA 50169
(515) 967-4274
Grades: PK-5
| 227 students
Rank: #22.
Runnells Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6575 Se 116th Street
Runnells, IA 50237
(515) 966-2068
Grades: PK-5
| 290 students
Rank: #33.
Delaware Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4401 E 46th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 262-3197
Grades: PK-5
| 416 students
Rank: #44.
Spring Creek - 6th Grade
(Math: 79% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8031 Ne University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 967-5533
Grades: 6
| 569 students
Rank: #55.
Altoona Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 6th St Sw
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-3771
Grades: PK-5
| 417 students
Rank: #66.
Centennial Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
910 7th Ave Se
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-2109
Grades: PK-5
| 415 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Clay Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3200 First Avenue S.
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-4198
Grades: PK-5
| 644 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Four Mile Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
670 Se 68th St
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 265-1972
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #99.
Southeast Polk Junior High School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8325 Ne University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 967-5509
Grades: 7-8
| 1,113 students
Rank: #1010.
Southeast Polk High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7945 Ne University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 967-6631
Grades: 9-12
| 2,278 students
Rank: #1111.
Willowbrook Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 17th Ave Sw
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-7512
Grades: PK-5
| 510 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Southeast Polk Comm School District?
Southeast Polk Comm School District manages 11 public schools serving 7,350 students.
What is the rank of Southeast Polk Comm School District?
Southeast Polk Comm School District is ranked #100 out of 327 school districts in Iowa (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Iowa school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Southeast Polk Comm School District?
76% of Southeast Polk Comm School District students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Southeast Polk Comm School District?
Southeast Polk Comm School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What is Southeast Polk Comm School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,256 is less than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.

Recent Articles

Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Unlocking Academic Excellence: A Guide to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Discover how AP courses empower students to pursue college-level studies, earn college credits, and stand out in the competitive admissions landscape.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
March 04, 2024
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 7,350 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • : 94% (Top 30% in IA)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 73% (Top 30%)
  • : 73% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Quick Links