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    The Ankeny Community School District enjoys a reputation as one of the premier school districts in Iowa and the midwest, with students, staff and parents unified in their efforts to excell in academics, athletics, the arts and activities.  The pages in this section give an overview of general information, strategic planning, academics, finances, and more.  They are designed to give you a snapshot of the performance of the school district.

  • 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:

    • Had a 2015 state-certified enrollment of 10,793.65 students (View certified & projected enrollment here.)
    • Is the 7th largest district in the state (total students served)
    • Has been one of the fastest-growing school districts in Iowa for more than a decade, averaging growth of 365 students annually for the last ten years
    • Encompasses 16 school buildings in 51.93 square miles
    • Has a K-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 grade level structure
    • Has more than 360,540 miles driven by buses per year
  • Student Demographics


    • 89.5% White
    • 5% Hispanic
    • 2% African American
    • 2.5% Asian
    • 0.09% American Indian/Alaska Native
    • 0.13% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
    • 4% Other
    • 49% Female
    • 51% Male
    • 12% Free & reduced lunch status
  • Faculty and Staff

    Complete information can be found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the Certified Budget.

    • More than 1,500 employees
    • 754 certified teachers - 64.3% of Ankeny teachers hold a master's degree.
    • 100% highly-qualified teachers by State of Iowa definition