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September 5, 2023

Forbes Ranks ACSD as the #4 Best Employer in Iowa

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Forbes Magazine has recognized the Ankeny Community School District as the #4 best employer in the state of Iowa. This prestigious ranking highlights the district’s commitment and dedication to its employees and the broader community it serves.

Forbes, a globally renowned business magazine, annually compiles a list of the best employers in each U.S. state. These rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation of employee satisfaction, work-life balance, company culture, and overall employee experience. The aim is to recognize organizations that go above and beyond to create a positive and supportive work environment for their staff members.

To compile the list of the best employers in Iowa, Forbes partners with market research firm Statista to survey 70,000 workers at companies (minimum of 500 employees) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This partnership involves a thorough survey of employees across the state, who are asked to rate their employers based on various criteria, including:

Working Conditions: Forbes and Statista assess factors like safety, workplace cleanliness, and overall comfort.
Salary and Benefits: Employee evaluations encompass compensation packages, healthcare benefits, retirement plans, and additional perks.
Company Culture: Employees are asked to rate their workplace environment, including aspects such as diversity, inclusion, and opportunities for career growth.
Work-Life Balance: This important metric considers flexible working arrangements, time off, and the overall balance between work and personal life.
Company Reputation: Forbes considers the organization’s public perception, including its reputation in the local community and beyond.

The Ankeny Community School District’s high placement as Iowa’s #4 best employer speaks to its commitment to staff and students. Superintendent Dr. Erick Pruitt expressed his gratitude for this recognition, stating, “Our teachers and staff are the heart of our school district, and we are immensely proud of the work they do every day to support our students’ growth and success.”

The Ankeny Community School District is the 7th largest district in the state, employing nearly 2,900 teachers and staff.