Iowa Public Schools

Iowa is the #28 largest school system in the United States, serving 485,358 students across 1,412 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 19% (majority Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(IA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
9%
Black
5%
White
81%
Unknown
2%
Recent Public School Articles
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
It’s clear there is currently a gap in language education. As of 2008, only 18.5% of K-12 students were enrolled in a foreign language class. Ask the experts and they all agree— schools with robust foreign language programs can bring students to the next level.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
Did You Know?
Iowa public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse school district in Iowa is Adair-casey Community School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.