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. Iowa'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

Graduation Rate (2023)English Proficiency (2023)Math Proficiency (2023)
Des Moines Independent77%46%43%
West Des Moines94%71%66%
Dallas Center-Grimes96%82%73%

Private Schools

SchoolGraduation Rate (2022)ACT Score (2022)
Des Moines Christian100.0%24.1

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 Iowa (2022)

Measurement State Average
Graduation Rate89.9%
English Proficiency68%
Math Proficiency63%


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

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