Top 10 Best Dubuque County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 13,683 students in Dubuque County, IA (there are 16 private schools, serving 3,228 private students). 81% of all K-12 students in Dubuque County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Dubuque County, IA are Cascade Junior-senior High School, Cascade Elementary School and Epworth Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dubuque County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 68% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Dubuque County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Dubuque County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cascade Junior-senior High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
505 Johnson St Nw
Cascade, IA 52033
(563) 852-3201
Grades: 6-12
| 381 students
Rank: #22.
Cascade Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
110 Harrison St Se
Cascade, IA 52033
(563) 852-3335
Grades: PK-5
| 279 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Epworth Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 Jacoby Drive E
Epworth, IA 52045
(563) 876-5514
Grades: PK-5
| 397 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Peosta Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8522 Burds Rd
Peosta, IA 52068
(563) 588-9010
Grades: PK-5
| 378 students
Rank: #55.
Western Dubuque High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
302 5th Ave Sw
Epworth, IA 52045
(563) 876-3442
Grades: 9-12
| 935 students
Rank: #66.
Drexler Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
405 3rd Ave Ne
Farley, IA 52046
(563) 744-3371
Grades: 6-8
| 641 students
Rank: #77.
Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2001 Radford Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 552-5000
Grades: 6-8
| 1,123 students
Rank: #88.
Carver Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2007 Radford Road
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 552-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 519 students
Rank: #99.
Bryant Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1280 Rush St
Dubuque, IA 52003
(563) 552-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #1010.
John Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2135 Woodland
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 552-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 574 students
Rank: #1111.
Farley Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
405 3rd Ave Ne
Farley, IA 52046
(563) 744-3308
Grades: PK-5
| 266 students
Rank: #1212.
Sageville Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12015 Sherrill Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 552-4300
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
Rank: #1313.
Eisenhower Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3170 Spring Valley Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-3500
Grades: PK-5
| 535 students
Rank: #1414.
Dyersville Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
813 12th Ave Sw
Dyersville, IA 52040
(563) 875-8484
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #1515.
Dubuque Senior High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1800 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,443 students
Rank: #1616.
Irving Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2520 Pennsylvania Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-3800
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #1717.
Hempstead High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3715 Pennsylvania Ave
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 552-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,685 students
Rank: #1818.
George Washington Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
51 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-4800
Grades: 6-8
| 649 students
Rank: #1919.
Table Mound Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Tower Dr
Dubuque, IA 52003
(563) 552-4400
Grades: PK-5
| 399 students
Rank: #2020.
Hoover Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3259 St Anne Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-3700
Grades: K-5
| 313 students
Rank: #2121.
Marshall Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1450 Rhomberg Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 297 students
Rank: #2222.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1105 Althauser Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-4700
Grades: 6-8
| 517 students
Rank: #2323.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
555 Nevada Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-4050
Grades: PK-5
| 249 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Audubon Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
605 Lincoln Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 234 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Prescott Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1151 White St
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-4200
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Rank: #2626.
Fulton Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2540 Central Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-3650
Grades: PK-5
| 243 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dubuque County, IA

Dubuque County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
867 Bernard Road
Bernard, IA 52032
(563) 879-3190
Grades: 1-3
| 30 students
39 Bluff
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-5800
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1090 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-5850
Grades: PK
| 51 students
1090 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-5850
Grades: PK-8
| 78 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Dubuque County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Dubuque County, IA include Cascade Junior-senior High School, Cascade Elementary School and Epworth Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Dubuque County, IA?
26 public schools are located in Dubuque County, IA.
What percentage of students in Dubuque County, IA go to public school?
81% of all K-12 students in Dubuque County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Dubuque County, IA?
Dubuque County, IA public schools minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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