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News Pella Middle School Ranked Among the Best in Iowa

Published on November 15, 2023

An annual U.S. News & World Report publication shows Pella Middle School ranked among Iowa’s best in state rankings. The magazine ranked Pella Middle School as the 4th best in the state based on its math and reading performance and proficiency.  According to these metrics, Northeast Iowa school Denver Middle School was the top-ranked school in the state.  


Pella Middle School principal Scott Tjeerdsma commented, “This high ranking is confirmation of the emphasis our staff places on not only high academic standards but also a positive culture where all students can thrive.”   


The full report can be found at