December 15, 2014
As a graduate of Pella Community High School, I felt challenged and supported during my high school experience. The transition to college (4-year state university, honors program) was an easy one: Many of my high school classes were more difficult than a majority of my college courses. There were many excellent extracurricular opportunities available in sports, music, art, drama, academia and more. It is easy to get involved, and the programs are very competitive with other schools (jazz and marching band, basketball, football, soccer and drill team are some of the best 3A in the state). The community is also extremely supportive of the schools, and a majority of teachers are very passionate about students and the subjects they teach. Responsibility and values are also strongly emphasized throughout the district, as is parental involvement. Classes are around 200, large enough to have choices in friends but small enough that you know your classmates. I'm not sure why Pella High has a less-than-stellar rating on this site, considering they are recognized around the state as being one of the best schools around.
- submitted by a community member