Ankeny Community Schools
The Ankeny Community School District enjoys a reputation as one of the premier school districts in Iowa and the Midwest, with students, staff and parents unified in their efforts to excel in academics, athletics, the arts and activities. The following information gives a quick overview of some recent statistical facts about the district and its achievements.
- In 2015 state-certified enrollment of 10,793.65 students (View certified & projected enrollment here.)
- Is the 7th largest district in the state (total students served)
- Is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state; averaging growth of 365 students annually for the last 10 years
- Encompasses 16 school buildings in 51.93 square miles
- Has a K-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 grade level structure
- Has more than 360,540 miles driven by buses per year
Ankeny Christian Academy
Ankeny Christian Academy (ACA) is a Preschool through 12th grade independent non-denominational Christian school accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. ACA provides a college-preparatory education integrated with a Christian view of God and the world. ACA has also been a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) since 1993.
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School provides a K-8th grade classes. St. Luke School provides a unique Christian learning experience that will lay the foundation for students to be successful and productive citizens.
Des Moines Area Community College
The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is Iowa's largest community college with its main campus in Ankeny and five other full-service campuses in central Iowa. Over 2,400 faculty and staff assist over 28,000 students. DMACC offers over 3,000 classes in 125 career programs, certifications and technical programs as well as liberal arts transfer degrees.
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (FBBC&TS) is a private undergraduate and graduate institution. FBBC&TS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
Simpson College is a fully accredited four-year liberal arts college located in Indianola, Iowa with 87 full-time faculty members. Courses are offered on campus and on three satellite campuses, including Ankeny.
Upper Iowa University
Upper Iowa University is a private not-for-profit university serving approximately 6,000 students with 35 degree programs. The main campus is located in Fayette, Iowa. The Ankeny center is one of four-off-center campuses that provide full-time and part-time students with opportunities for evening and weekend classes in accelerated eight week terms.