Top 10 Best Cedar Rapids Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 39 public schools serving 21,946 students in Cedar Rapids, IA. Cedar Rapids has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Cedar Rapids, IA are Viola Gibson Elementary School, Bowman Woods Elementary School and Erskine Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cedar Rapids, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 69% (versus the Iowa public school average of 76%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 74% statewide average). Schools in Cedar Rapids have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Cedar Rapids, IA Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Viola Gibson Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6101 Gibson Dr Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
    (319) 558-2920

    Grades: PK-5 | 578 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Bowman Woods Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    151 Boyson Rd Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 447-3240

    Grades: K-5 | 459 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Erskine Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    600 36th St Se
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (319) 558-2364

    Grades: PK-5 | 366 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Pierce Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4343 Marilyn Dr Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2373

    Grades: K-5 | 382 students
  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Arthur Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2630 B Ave Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2264

    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Coolidge Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6225 1st Ave Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2167

    Grades: PK-5 | 477 students
  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Jackson Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1300 38th St Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2471

    Grades: PK-5 | 400 students
  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Prairie View Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    401 76th Ave Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5260

    Grades: PK-4 | 458 students
  • Rank: #99.
    John F Kennedy High School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4545 Wenig Rd Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2251

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,795 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Taft Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5200 E Ave Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2243

    Grades: 6-8 | 592 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Prairie High School Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 76th Ave Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5340

    Grades: 10-12 | 1,175 student
  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    Prairie Heights Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 76th Ave Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5230

    Grades: PK-4 | 458 students
  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    Prairie Hill Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 76th Avenue Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5330

    Grades: PK-4 | 499 students
  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    Prairie Ridge Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 76th Avenue Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5100

    Grades: PK-4 | 456 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    George Washington High School Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2205 Forest Dr Se
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (319) 558-2161

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,359 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Truman Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    441 West Post Rd Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2375

    Grades: K-5 | 290 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Prairie Point Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8015 Kirkwood Blvd
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5500

    Grades: 7-9 | 1,280 student
  • Rank: #1818.
    Prairie Creek Math: 70% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 76th Avenue Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5310

    Grades: 5-6 | 870 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Harding Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4801 Golf St Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2254

    Grades: 6-8 | 784 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Madison Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1341 Woodside Dr Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2473

    Grades: K-5 | 271 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Prairie Crest Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 76th Ave Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 848-5280

    Grades: PK-4 | 451 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Cleveland Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2200 1st Ave Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2463

    Grades: PK-5 | 397 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Franklin Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 20th St Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2452

    Grades: 6-8 | 630 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Grant Wood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    645 26th St Se
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (319) 558-2467

    Grades: PK-5 | 373 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Thomas Jefferson High School Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1243 20th St Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 558-2435

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,575 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Grant Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    254 Outlook Dr Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 558-2020

    Grades: K-5 | 353 students
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Harrison Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1310 11th St Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2269

    Grades: PK-5 | 381 students
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Kenwood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3700 E Ave Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2273

    Grades: PK-5 | 491 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Mckinley Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    620 10th St Se
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (319) 558-2348

    Grades: 6-8 | 459 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Wilson Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2301 J St Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 558-3387

    Grades: 6-8 | 377 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Wright Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1524 Hollywood Blvd Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2278

    Grades: PK-5 | 381 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Van Buren Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2525 29th St Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 558-2377

    Grades: K-5 | 442 students
  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Garfield Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1201 Maplewood Dr Ne
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
    (319) 558-2169

    Grades: PK-5 | 261 students
  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Hoover Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4141 Johnson Ave Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2369

    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Johnson Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    355 18th St Se
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (319) 558-2174

    Grades: PK-5 | 379 students
  • Show 4 more public schools in Cedar Rapids, IA (out of 39 total schools)
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