Pella school information

IndexPellaIowaNational
Average Test Scores88%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools51,10179,221
Total private schools320824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Pella, IA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Pella public schools have average test scores of 88% which is 13% higher than than the Iowa average and 78% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pella public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.8% have completed high school, 36.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pella are 78% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Pella.
  • 94.1% of people in Pella have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.8% of people in Pella have completed high school.
  • 36.3% of people in Pella have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pella

IndexPellaIowaNational
Completed 8th grade94.1%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school88.8%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college63.7%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.3%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.3%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.7%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.0%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.4%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Pella (high school & post-secondary)

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Pella, IA10,28088%78%
Source: The Pella, IA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.