Top 5 Best Cherokee County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,054 students in Cherokee County, IA.
The top ranked public schools in Cherokee County, IA are Mmcru High School, Alta-aurelia Middle School and Washington High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cherokee County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 67% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Cherokee County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Cherokee County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mmcru High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 E Fenton St
Marcus, IA 51035
(712) 376-4172
Grades: 9-12
| 195 students
Rank: #22.
Alta-aurelia Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 Ash St
Aurelia, IA 51005
(712) 434-5595
Grades: 5-8
| 224 students
Rank: #33.
Washington High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 W Bluff St
Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-6755
Grades: 9-12
| 340 students
Rank: #44.
Aurelia Elementary School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 Ash St
Aurelia, IA 51005
(712) 434-5595
Grades: PK-4
| 98 students
Rank: #55.
Mmcru Marcus Elementary School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 E Fenton St
Marcus, IA 51035
(712) 376-2615
Grades: PK-4
| 173 students
Rank: #66.
Cherokee Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
206 E. Indian Street
Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-6750
Grades: 5-8
| 348 students
Rank: #77.
River Valley Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 South 5th St
Washta, IA 51061
(712) 447-6318
Grades: PK-5
| 175 students
Rank: #88.
Cherokee Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
206 E. Indian Street
Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-6760
Grades: PK-4
| 501 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Cherokee County, IA

Cherokee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
300 Ash St
Aurelia, IA 51005
(712) 434-5595
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
300 Ash St
Aurelia, IA 51005
(712) 434-5595
Grades: 9-12
| 69 students
300 Ash St
Aurelia, IA 51005
(712) 434-5595
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
400 N Roosevelt
Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-6774
Grades: PK
| 59 students
600 West Bluff St
Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-6755
Grades: 11-12
| 5 students
200 Campbell St., 200 Campbell
Cleghorn, IA 51014
(712) 436-2244
Grades: 4-6
| 91 students
500 E Fenton St, 500 E Fenton
Marcus, IA 51035
(712) 376-2615
Grades: PK-3
| 166 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cherokee County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Cherokee County, IA include Mmcru High School, Alta-aurelia Middle School and Washington High School.
How many public schools are located in Cherokee County, IA?
8 public schools are located in Cherokee County, IA.
What is the racial composition of students in Cherokee County, IA?
Cherokee County, IA public schools minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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