Top 10 Best Cerro Gordo County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 5,381 students in Cerro Gordo County, IA (there are 2 private schools, serving 137 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Cerro Gordo County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Cerro Gordo County, IA are Jefferson Elementary School, Clear Lake Middle School and Clear Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cerro Gordo County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Cerro Gordo County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Cerro Gordo County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1421 4th St. Se
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4411
Grades: PK-4
| 370 students
Rank: #22.
Clear Lake Middle School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1601 3rd Ave North
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641) 357-6114
Grades: 6-8
| 335 students
Rank: #33.
Clear Creek Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 S 14th St
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641) 357-5288
Grades: PK-5
| 698 students
Rank: #44.
Clear Lake High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
125 N 20th St
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641) 357-5235
Grades: 9-12
| 409 students
Rank: #55.
Harding Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1239 N Rhode Island Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4406
Grades: PK-4
| 319 students
Rank: #66.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
313 15th St. Se
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4415
Grades: PK-4
| 352 students
Rank: #77.
West Fork Elementary At Rockwell
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
210 S 2nd St
Rockwell, IA 50469
(641) 822-3234
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #88.
Lincoln Intermediate
(Math: 56% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 S. Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4423
Grades: 5-6
| 466 students
Rank: #99.
Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1123 8th St. Nw
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4408
Grades: PK-4
| 362 students
Rank: #1010.
Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
19 N. Illinois Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4426
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: #1111.
Mason City High School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 4th St. Se
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4431
Grades: 9-12
| 930 students
Rank: #1212.
John Adams Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
29 S Illinois Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4420
Grades: 7-8
| 556 students
Rank: #1313.
Mason City Virtual Academy
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1515 S Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 450-5001
Grades: K-12
| 86 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Cerro Gordo County, IA

Cerro Gordo County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
306 S 8th St
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641) 357-2174
Grades: 1-2
| 200 students
2620 South Jefferson Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4413
Grades: PK
| n/a students
100 5th St N Po Box 150
Thornton, IA 50479
(641) 998-2315
Grades: 5-8
| 130 students
100 5th St N Po Box 150
Thornton, IA 50479
(641) 998-2315
Grades: 5-8
| 130 students
210 S 2nd St
Rockwell, IA 50469
(641) 822-3234
Grades: 7-12
| 171 students
1625 South Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4423
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
100 5th St North
Thornton, IA 50479
(641) 998-2315
Grades: 5-8
| 128 students
408 Mars Hill Drive
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641) 357-5288
Grades: PK
| 123 students
408 Mars Hill Dr
Clear Lake, IA 50428
(641) 357-6171
Grades: PK-K
| 187 students
300 S. Main Street, 300 S. Mai
Ventura, IA 50482
(641) 829-4482
Grades: K-6
| 81 students
110 South Main St
Ventura, IA 50482
(641) 829-4484
Grades: 6-12
| 178 students
110 S. Main Street, 110 S. Mai
Ventura, IA 50482
(641) 829-4484
Grades: 7-8
| 151 students
700 North Washington Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4418
Grades: PK
| n/a students
210 South 2nd St
Rockwell, IA 50469
(641) 822-3233
Grades: PK-4
| 157 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cerro Gordo County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Cerro Gordo County, IA include Jefferson Elementary School, Clear Lake Middle School and Clear Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Cerro Gordo County, IA?
13 public schools are located in Cerro Gordo County, IA.
What percentage of students in Cerro Gordo County, IA go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Cerro Gordo County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cerro Gordo County, IA?
Cerro Gordo County, IA public schools minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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