Our junior and senior in high school went from kindergarten through high school at Ankeny School System. The community's tax base is high for a reason. The education and growth/development opportunities are excellent. Our teens both have taken dual college credits at Des Moines Area Community College while also earning credits towards graduation. BONUS: College credit achieved during high school is subsidized by the school system. VERY LOW COST on the parents' part.
The school system offers lots of variety in class curriculum. Counselors and faculty have been fabulous overall to the kids. The class sizes are large--the community continues to grow. However, staff make an effort to get to know the kids.
Ankeny is currently in the process of building multiple new schools. So, you pay for what you get.