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Demographics

Size and Location

The Ankeny Community School District is located in Polk County, Iowa, in the heart of the State of Iowa. Six miles from the capitol city of Des Moines, the district:

  • Serves over 12,000 PreK-12 grade students in 2021-2022
  • Is the 7th largest district in the state by student enrollment
  • Is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state
  • Encompasses 17 school buildings in 51.93 square miles
  • Has a K-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 grade-level structure
  • Employs 2,285 total employees with 863 certified teachers
  • Over 70% of teaching staff hold a Master’s Degree
  • The district’s overall budget size is nearly $217 million

(2020-2021)

  • 82.4% White
  • 6.3% Hispanic
  • 3.1% African American
  • 2.8% Asian
  • 0.10% American Indian/Alaska Native
  • 0.10% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • 5.3% More than One

Faculty and Staff

Complete information can be found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

  • More than 2,200 employees
  • 863 certified teachers – 70% of Ankeny teachers hold a master’s degree.
  • 100% highly-qualified teachers by State of Iowa definition