What You Need to Know About SE Polk Schools

Southeast Polk School District is located in the vibrant, growing, and thriving central Iowa area, a community of communities offering endless academic, career, entertainment, dining, and shopping opportunities. 

This growing district serves more than 7,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade and is projected to continue to flourish.  The district serves the communities of Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Mitchellville, Runnells, Des Moines, and surrounding areas, covering 114 square miles in southern Polk county. The district employs roughly 1031 talented professionals.

Here are some quick facts about Southeast Polk Schools*

7,350 Students
457 Teachers
Teachers with 3 or more years experience: 98%
Student:Teacher Ratio 16:1
Full-time school counselors: 11
8 Elementary Schools
1 Intermediate School
1 Junior High School
1 High School
Graduation Rate: 94% (Top 30% in Iowa)
Math Proficiency: 73% (Top 30%)
Reading Proficiency: 73% (Top 50%)

*Source: Public School Review

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