Orange City Ranks 5th Best School District in Iowa

Recently, Stacker compiled a list of the best school districts in Iowa using rankings from Niche. Niche ranks school districts based on a variety of criteria including academics (SAT/ACT scores and state proficiency tests), teacher salaries, expenses per student, and access to extracurricular activities.

MOC Floyd Valley Community School District ranked #5!

– Number of schools: 4 (1,532 students)

– Graduation rate: 92% (88% reading proficient and 83% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $64,409 (15:1 student to teacher ratio)

“A good school can lead to a lifetime of opportunities. Myriad data shows that lifetime earnings dramatically increase with every degree obtained. Bachelor’s degree holders will earn an average of roughly $26,000 more each year than high school graduates. And for those who decide that pursuing a college degree is not the best postsecondary option, a good school will provide students with the tools and support to make that choice, and the foundational skills necessary to succeed in the workforce.

There are more than 13,000 school districts in the U.S., each one slightly different, for better or worse, than the next. However, several common denominators exist and, when compared, can serve as indicators of what makes an impactful district.” (From the article by KPVI news)