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For the 2021 school year, there are 3 charter public schools in Iowa, serving 428 students.
Learn more about how charter schools work. Iowa charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Iowa public school average of 76%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 74% statewide average).
The top ranked charter public schools in Iowa are West Central Charter High School, Prescott Elementary School and St Lake/ia Cntrl/buena Vista Early College High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is less than the Iowa public school average of 15:1.

Top Iowa Charter Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • West Central Charter High School Charter School
    Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    305 Pember
    Maynard, IA 50655
    (563) 637-2283

    Grades: 9-12 | 74 students
  • Prescott Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1151 White St
    Dubuque, IA 52001
    (563) 552-4200

    Grades: PK-5 | 295 students
  • St Lake/ia Cntrl/buena Vista Early College High School Charter School
    621 Tornado Dr
    Storm Lake, IA 50588
    (712) 732-8065

    Grades: 9-12 | 59 students
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