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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 62 top blue ribbon public schools in Iowa, serving 22,112 students.
  • These schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence, Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa state average of 22%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the state average of 14:1.

Top Iowa Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Students Year
  • Adel Adm Senior High School
    801 Nile Kinnick Dr S
    Adel, IA 50003
    (515)993-4584

    479 students
    Year: 2006
  • Bedford Bedford Elementary School
    906 Pennsylvania St, 906 Penns
    Bedford, IA 50833
    (712)523-2116

    245 students
    Year: 2010
  • Bennett Bennett Elementary School
    300 Cedar St, 300 Cedar St
    Bennett, IA 52721
    (563)890-2226

    79 students
    Year: 2004
  • Dubuque Bryant Elementary School
    1280 Rush St
    Dubuque, IA 52003
    (563)552-3400

    311 students
    Year: 2007
  • Anita Cam North Elementary School
    709 Mcintyre Dr
    Anita, IA 50020
    (712)762-3231

    133 students
    Year: 2011
  • Carroll Carroll High School
    2809 N Grant Rd
    Carroll, IA 51401
    (712)792-8010

    487 students
    Year: 2012
  • Center Point Center Point-urbana High School
    145 Iowa Street
    Center Point, IA 52213
    (319)849-1102

    433 students
    Year: 2018
  • Manly Central Springs Elementary Manly Campus
    105 S East St, 105 S East St
    Manly, IA 50456
    (641)454-3283

    161 students
    Year: 2009
  • Charter Oak Charter Oak-ute Elementary School
    321 Main
    Charter Oak, IA 51439
    (712)678-3325

    150 students
    Year: 2017
  • Corning Corning Elementary School
    1012 10th St
    Corning, IA 50841
    (641)322-4020

    247 students
    Year: 2006
  • Crescent Crescent Elementary School
    401 East Welch Street, 401 Eas
    Crescent, IA 51526
    (712)545-3697

    113 students
    Year: 2012
  • Grinnell Davis Elementary School
    818 Hamilton Avenue
    Grinnell, IA 50112
    (641)236-2790

    231 students
    Year: 2015
  • Decorah Decorah High School
    100 Claiborne Drive
    Decorah, IA 52101
    (563)382-3643

    571 students
    Year: 2011
  • Denver Denver Senior High School
    541 E Eagle, 541 E Eagle
    Denver, IA 50622
    (319)984-5639

    219 students
    Year: 2008
  • Earlville Earlville Elementary School
    213 Stow St
    Earlville, IA 52041
    (563)923-3225

    92 students
    Year: 2009
  • Le Mars Franklin Elementary School
    400 3rd Ave Se
    Le Mars, IA 51031
    (712)546-4185

    278 students
    Year: 2016
  • Gilbert Gilbert High School
    312 Gretten
    Gilbert, IA 50105
    (515)232-3738

    435 students
    Year: 2014
  • Harlan Harlan High School
    2102 Durant
    Harlan, IA 51537
    (712)755-3101

    525 students
    Year: 2013
  • Lake Park Harris-lake Park Elementary School
    105 Ave A West, 105 Ave A West
    Lake Park, IA 51347
    (712)832-3437

    188 students
    Year: 2004
  • Keokuk Hawthorne Elementary School
    2940 Decatur St
    Keokuk, IA 52632
    (319)524-3503

    576 students
    Year: 2005
  • Cedar Falls Helen A Hansen Elementary School
    616 Holmes Dr
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (319)553-2775

    599 students
    Year: 2016
  • Bettendorf Herbert Hoover Elementary School
    3223 South Hampton Drive
    Bettendorf, IA 52722
    (563)332-8636

    428 students
    Year: 2013
  • Johnston Horizon Elementary School
    5905 N W 100th Street, 5905 N
    Johnston, IA 50131
    (515)986-1121

    657 students
    Year: 2009
  • Hospers Hospers Elementary School
    201 4th Ave S
    Hospers, IA 51238
    (712)752-8480

    222 students
    Year: 2018
  • Marion Indian Creek Elementary School
    2900 Indian Creek Rd
    Marion, IA 52302
    (319)447-3270

    514 students
    Year: 2016
  • Donahue John Glenn Elementary School
    306 N. Main St., 308 N. Main S
    Donahue, IA 52746
    (563)282-9627

    242 students
    Year: 2007
  • Lansing Kee High School
    569 Center St
    Lansing, IA 52151
    (563)538-4201

    119 students
    Year: 2010
  • Cedar Falls Lincoln Elementary School
    321 8th Street
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (319)553-2950

    584 students
    Year: 2010
  • Muscatine Madison Elementary School
    1820 1st Ave
    Muscatine, IA 52761
    (563)263-6062

    291 students
    Year: 2005
  • Marcus Marcus-meriden-cleghorn Jr/sr High School
    400 E Fenton St, 400 E Fenton
    Marcus, IA 51035
    (712)376-4172

    146 students
    Year: 2003
  • Muscatine Mckinley Elementary School
    621 Kindler Ave
    Muscatine, IA 52761
    (563)263-9049

    320 students
    Year: 2010
  • Ames Meeker Elementary School
    300 20th Street
    Ames, IA 50010
    (515)239-3770

    468 students
    Year: 2013
  • Mitchellville Mitchellville Elementary School
    308 Elm Ave Nw
    Mitchellville, IA 50169
    (515)967-4274

    209 students
    Year: 2012
  • Orange City Moc-floyd Valley High School
    615 8th St Se
    Orange City, IA 51041
    (712)737-4871

    436 students
    Year: 2011
  • Hiawatha Nixon Elementary School
    200 Nixon Dr
    Hiawatha, IA 52233
    (319)558-2188

    368 students
    Year: 2009
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