Union schools rate in top 50 in the state

Union School District, Dysart-LaPorte City, is rated number 40 in a listing of the top 50 school districts in Iowa. That’s according to BackgroundChecks.orgwhich has announced its 2020 Top School District Rankings for every state in the U.S.

According to a news rerelease, “the Top School District Rankings were determined by assessing crucial scholastic and financial metrics, including student-to-teacher ratio, standardized test scores, teacher quality, graduation rate, and school funding for over 10,000 schools in the US. Data was gathered from databases at the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education.”

The top 5 according to the survey are:

1.Johnston Community School District- Johnston

2. Southeast Polk Community School District- Pleasant Hill

3. Linn-Mar Community School District- Marion

4. Ames Community School District-Ames

5. Cedar Falls Community School District-Cedar Falls