Top 10 Best Iowa Public Schools (2022)

Iowa is the #27 largest school system in the United States, serving 502,273 students across the 1,329 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Iowa is 69%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 68%.
The top ranked public schools in Iowa are Hopewell Elementary School, Gilbert Middle School and Northeast Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 24% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(IA) School Average
Asian
3%
Hispanic
11%
Black
6%
White
76%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Iowa (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Hopewell Elementary School
Math: 97% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
3900 Hopewell Ave
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-0250
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Gilbert Middle School
Math: 94% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
201 E. Mathews
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-0540
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Northeast Elementary School
Math: 96% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
1705 Ne Trilein
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 965-9620
Rank: #44.
Mitchellville Elementary School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
308 Elm Ave Nw
Mitchellville, IA 50169
(515) 967-4274
Rank: #55.
Orange City Elementary School
Math: 92% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
312 1st St Nw
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 737-4606
Rank: #6 - 136. - 13.
Aldrich Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: n/a
2526 Ashworth Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2901
Rank: #6 - 136. - 13.
Decorah High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
100 Claiborne Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-3643
Rank: #6 - 136. - 13.
Delhi Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 3-5
112 3rd St
Delhi, IA 52223
(563) 922-9411
Rank: #6 - 136. - 13.
Denver Middle School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
540 Lincoln
Denver, IA 50622
(319) 984-6041
Rank: #6 - 136. - 13.
Lawton Junior-senior High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
100 Tara Way
Lawton, IA 51030
(712) 944-5181

Best Iowa Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
13
4,314
6%
15
3,816
10%
18
4,698
5%
11
2,325
4%
13
2,944
10%
13
3,319
7%
5
1,755
29%
6
2,177
11%
18
7,432
17%
12
3,208
53%
34
18,438
20%
3
1,219
5%
26
14,008
20%
4
1,514
25%
8
2,414
18%
5
1,520
11%
11
2,334
6%
13
3,137
12%
12
3,245
18%
7
1,070
7%
9
2,728
10%
18
5,815
9%
39
18,563
36%
10
2,893
7%
12
4,897
15%
75
37,037
25%
10
2,327
30%
4
1,196
4%
10
2,165
7%
17
5,599
8%
16
7,318
49%
7
2,878
6%
8
1,412
10%
5
1,202
10%
11
2,586
10%
16
4,154
14%
131
78,930
39%
8
1,666
8%
52
27,675
34%
15
5,096
31%
26
11,545
19%
9
2,728
34%
6
1,956
10%
13
5,521
31%
19
9,778
10%
5
1,048
5%
11
5,145
23%
37
18,268
42%
9
2,617
31%

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