Top 10 Best Council Bluffs Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 11,274 students in Council Bluffs, IA (there are 6 private schools, serving 652 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Council Bluffs, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Council Bluffs, IA are Lewis Central Senior High School, Hoover Elementary School and Lewis Central Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Council Bluffs, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Council Bluffs have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Council Bluffs, IA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lewis Central Senior High School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3504 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 366-8322
Grades: 9-12
| 919 students
Rank: #22.
Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1205 North Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6537
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #33.
Lewis Central Middle School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3820 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 366-8252
Grades: 6-8
| 746 students
Rank: #44.
College View Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1225 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6452
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #55.
Titan Hill Intermediate School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4125 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 366-8289
Grades: 2-5
| 855 students
Rank: #66.
Rue Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3326 6th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6540
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #77.
Edison Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2218 3rd Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6516
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #88.
Gerald W Kirn Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 North Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6454
Grades: 6-8
| 1,024 students
Rank: #99.
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1603 Grand Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6471
Grades: PK-5
| 277 students
Rank: #1010.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
517 N 17th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6528
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Bloomer Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
210 S 7th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6519
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Longfellow Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2011 S 10th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6522
Grades: PK-5
| 470 students
Rank: #1313.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
712 N 21st St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6476
Grades: 6-8
| 916 students
Rank: #1414.
Franklin Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3130 Ave C
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6469
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #1515.
Abraham Lincoln High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1205 Bonham Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6481
Grades: 9-12
| 1,353 students
Rank: #1616.
Thomas Jefferson High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2501 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6493
Grades: 9-12
| 1,227 students
Rank: n/an/a
3206 Renner Dr.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-8292
Grades: PK-1
| 494 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs, Iowa Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3601 Highway 275
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 366-8381
Grades: 3
| 176 students
1735 North Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6452
Grades: PK-5
| 257 students
807 Ave G
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6510
Grades: 9-12
| 276 students
Pact (Closed 2006)
Alternative School
2614 Highway 191
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6459
Grades: 5-12
| 33 students
147 15th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6463
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
815 N 18th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6408
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
2920 Ave J
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6525
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
207 Scott St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6403
Grades: PK-5
| 180 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Council Bluffs, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Council Bluffs, IA include Lewis Central Senior High School, Hoover Elementary School and Lewis Central Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Council Bluffs, IA?
17 public schools are located in Council Bluffs, IA.
What percentage of students in Council Bluffs, IA go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Council Bluffs, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Council Bluffs, IA?
Council Bluffs, IA public schools minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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