Schools & Colleges in Indianola, IA | EXIT Realty North Star - ITown

From the Purple and Gold Preschool Program at Whittier Elementary to Indianola High School, education is a key reason for families to relocate to Indianola. 

 The Purple and Gold program presents a unique preschool opportunity for kids to attend a public school with waived tuition before pre-k. Kindergarten in Indianola presents another noteworthy process as unlike most public schools near the same demographic area, Indianola kindergartners spend their first week of school being tested to determine if they are academically and socially ready for all day kindergartner or whether they will be recommended to start with part time kindergarten first.

The schools included in the district include three traditional elementary schools, a year round elementary school option, one middle school and one high school. We boast one of the highest teacher retention rates in the state, participate in the Little Hawkeye Athletic Conference, carry a 98% graduation rate with a 75% rate of those graduates achieving at least a two year college degree. ranked Indianola High School among the top 20 percentile for Best Public Schools in Iowa and in the top 25 percentile for Best Public Schools in the Nation. USNews awarded the school a Bronze Medal and recognized them as a Best School in Iowa High School rankings as well.


Visit the Indianola School District website to find more information and resources on the schools, academics and athletics of the district: 


Indianola is also home to Simpson College.

Simpson College is a co-ed, nationally accredited, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. With an 85% acceptance rate of all applicants, the current enrollment is around 2,000 students. Simpson's athletics are an NCAA Division III and Simpson is also home to the Des Moines Metro Opera opening a world of professional opportunities for those interested in music and performing arts.

More information about Simpson College visit their website: 

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