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For the 2021 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 2,842 students in Dickinson County, IA. Dickinson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Dickinson County, IA are Spirit Lake High School, Harris-lake Park Elementary School and Spirit Lake Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dickinson County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 76% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Dickinson County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Dickinson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Spirit Lake High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2701 Hill Ave
    Spirit Lake, IA 51360
    (712) 336-3707

    Grades: 9-12 | 403 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Harris-lake Park Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    105 Ave A West
    Lake Park, IA 51347
    (712) 832-3437

    Grades: PK-5 | 165 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Spirit Lake Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2901 Hill Ave
    Spirit Lake, IA 51360
    (712) 336-2822

    Grades: PK-4 | 519 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Harris-lake Park High School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    905 South Market
    Lake Park, IA 51347
    (712) 832-3809

    Grades: 6-12 | 172 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Spirit Lake Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    609 28th St
    Spirit Lake, IA 51360
    (712) 336-1370

    Grades: 5-8 | 353 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Okoboji Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    705 N. Ave
    Milford, IA 51351
    (712) 338-2458

    Grades: PK-4 | 472 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Okoboji Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    10 Broadway
    Milford, IA 51351
    (712) 332-5641

    Grades: 5-8 | 316 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Okoboji High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    901 H. Ave.
    Milford, IA 51351
    (712) 338-2446

    Grades: 9-12 | 268 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Graettinger-terril Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    101 S. Schooley St.
    Terril, IA 51364
    (712) 859-3286

    Grades: PK-5 | 174 students
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