Top 5 Best Fort Dodge Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,625 students in Fort Dodge, IA (there are 4 private schools, serving 872 private students). 81% of all K-12 students in Fort Dodge, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Fort Dodge, IA are Fort Dodge Middle School, Feelhaver Elementary School and Cooper Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Fort Dodge, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Fort Dodge have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Fort Dodge, IA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fort Dodge Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
800 North 32nd Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5691
Grades: 6-8
| 790 students
Rank: #22.
Feelhaver Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 14th Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5680
Grades: 1-5
| 227 students
Rank: #33.
Cooper Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2420 14th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5602
Grades: 1-5
| 235 students
Rank: #44.
Duncombe Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1620 6th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5623
Grades: 1-5
| 476 students
Rank: #55.
Fort Dodge High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
819 N 25th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 955-1770
Grades: 9-12
| 1,065 students
Rank: #66.
Butler Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
945 South 18th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5882
Grades: 1-5
| 424 students
Rank: n/an/a
104 So. 17th St.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5740
Grades: PK-K
| 408 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Fort Dodge, Iowa Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
416 South 10th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5691
Grades: 5-6
| 507 students
104 South 17 St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7305
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
712 3rd St Nw
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5613
Grades: PK-4
| 141 students
1015 5th Ave North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5711
Grades: 7-8
| 515 students
733 F St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 955-8817
Grades: PK-4
| 192 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Fort Dodge, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Fort Dodge, IA include Fort Dodge Middle School, Feelhaver Elementary School and Cooper Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Fort Dodge, IA?
7 public schools are located in Fort Dodge, IA.
What percentage of students in Fort Dodge, IA go to public school?
81% of all K-12 students in Fort Dodge, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Fort Dodge, IA?
Fort Dodge, IA public schools minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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