Top 10 Best Buchanan County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 3,439 students in Buchanan County, IA. Buchanan County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Buchanan County, IA are Fairbank Elementary School, Jesup High School and Independence Junior Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Buchanan County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 72% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Buchanan County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Buchanan County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fairbank Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
311 5th St N
Fairbank, IA 50629
(319) 635-2071
Grades: PK-6
| 219 students
Rank: #22.
Jesup High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
531 Prospect
Jesup, IA 50648
(319) 827-1700
Grades: 9-12
| 233 students
Rank: #33.
Independence Junior Senior High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
700 20th Ave Sw
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-7405
Grades: 7-12
| 703 students
Rank: #44.
Jesup Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
531 Prospect
Jesup, IA 50648
(319) 827-1700
Grades: 5-8
| 279 students
Rank: #55.
West Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1301 1st St W
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-7430
Grades: 3-6
| 407 students
Rank: #66.
East Buchanan High School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
414 5th St North
Winthrop, IA 50682
(319) 935-3367
Grades: 9-12
| 185 students
Rank: #77.
Jesup Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
531 Prospect
Jesup, IA 50648
(319) 827-1700
Grades: PK-4
| 414 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Perry #1 Elementary School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1726 Fairbank Amish Blvd
Jesup, IA 50648
(319) 827-1700
Grades: K-8
| 33 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Prairie Grove Elementary School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 150th St
Jesup, IA 50648
(319) 827-1700
Grades: K-8
| 38 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Rural Elementary School #2
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Cr C57 And Amish Blvd
Fairbank, IA 50629
(319) 635-2071
Grades: K-8
| 28 students
Rank: #1111.
East Buchanan Middle School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
414 5th St North
Winthrop, IA 50682
(319) 935-3367
Grades: 6-8
| 132 students
Rank: #1212.
East Buchanan Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
414 5th St North
Winthrop, IA 50682
(319) 935-3660
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #1313.
Triumph Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1348 145th St
Jesup, IA 50648
(319) 827-1700
Grades: K-8
| 50 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Rural Elementary School #1
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1099 Amish Blvd
Fairbank, IA 50629
(319) 635-2071
Grades: K-8
| 26 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Rural Elementary School #3
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1503 130th St
Fairbank, IA 50629
(319) 635-2071
Grades: K-8
| 20 students
Rank: #1616.
Rural Elementary School #4
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1153 Denison Ave
Fairbank, IA 50629
(319) 635-2071
Grades: K-8
| 26 students
1011 1st St W
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-4780
Grades: PK
| 45 students
1103 First Street West
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-7425
Grades: K-2
| 280 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Buchanan County, IA

Buchanan County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2349 Jamestown Ave
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-7440
Grades: 9-12
| 40 students
514 5th Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-7405
Grades: 7-8
| 174 students
408 Rowley Street
Rowley, IA 52329
(319) 938-2284
Grades: K-5
| 85 students

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