Future Workforce & Education Stats

Urbandale is home to six public school districts and two private schools.  See a map of the school districts in Urbandale at this link.

Generally, educational institutions accessible to residents of Urbandale perform above the State of Iowa's average score in a number of performance standards. Urbandale's focus on a top notch educational system contributes to a high quality of life for Urbandale citizens and a solid pipeline of talent for the business community's future workforce.

Public Schools

 School  Graduation Rate
 College and Career Readiness
 ACT Score
Urbandale  97.9% 83.0%  46.3%  22.6 
Johnston  98.1% 90.8%  62.4%  24.5 
Waukee  98.4% 92.4%  61.1%  23.6 
Des Moines Independent 78.3% 63.9%  27.1%  22.2 
Wes Des Moines  94.0% 89.4%  53.2%  23.9 
Dallas Center-Grimes  95.4% 89.1%  55.4%  N/A 

Private Schools

 School Graduation Rate  Proficiency  ACT Score 
Des Moines Christian (2014-2015) 100.0%  89.0%  23 

Urbandale is home to St. Pius X School as well.  However, these statistics are reported for high schools only, and St. Pius X School offers classes from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

State of Io



Measurement                                           State Average
Graduation Rate  90.8%
Proficiency 79.3%
College and Career Readiness  39.1%
ACT Score  22.2 State Average, 21.0 National Average


describes a school's success at meeting minimally sufficient performance level benchmarks, in the subjects of Reading, Mathematics, or a combination of both.

The College and Career Readiness (CCR) metric indicates the proportion of students that met milestones in reading and mathematics that predict higher probably of post-secondary success. Results from the prior two years are used to create a stable view of CCR. The CCR metric works hand in hand with CCR Growth to ensure students are making progress year to year (CCR growth) to reach a level of performance which predicts probable post-secondary success (CCR metric).

Sources include Iowa Department of Education, annual progress report from Des Moines Christian, ACT Inc. and the Dowling Catholic annual report.