Top 10 Best Hardin County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 2,972 students in Hardin County, IA (there are 1 private school, serving 4 private students). 100% of all K-12 students in Hardin County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Hardin County, IA are Rock Run Elementary School, Hubbard-radcliffe Elementary School and Bcluw Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Hardin County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 64% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 72% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Hardin County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Hardin County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rock Run Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
710 North St
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(641) 648-6420
Grades: 2-5
| 285 students
Rank: #22.
Hubbard-radcliffe Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 Isabella
Radcliffe, IA 50230
(515) 899-2111
Grades: PK-5
| 183 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Bcluw Middle School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
704 Commercial St
Union, IA 50258
(641) 486-5371
Grades: 5-8
| 159 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
South Hardin Middle School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
200 E. Chestnut
Hubbard, IA 50122
(641) 864-2211
Grades: 6-8
| 192 students
Rank: #55.
Agwsr High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
918 4th Avenue
Ackley, IA 50601
(641) 847-2633
Grades: 9-12
| 197 students
Rank: #66.
South Hardin High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 24th St
Eldora, IA 50627
(641) 939-3421
Grades: 9-12
| 227 students
Rank: #77.
Riverbend Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1124 Union St.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(641) 648-6430
Grades: 6-8
| 287 students
Rank: #88.
Eldora-new Providence Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 10th St
Eldora, IA 50627
(641) 939-9350
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
Rank: #99.
Iowa Falls - Alden High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1903 North Taylor
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(641) 648-6440
Grades: 9-12
| 428 students
Rank: #1010.
Alden Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
209 Center Street
Alden, IA 50006
(515) 859-3393
Grades: PK-6
| 179 students
Rank: #1111.
Agwsr Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
918 4th Ave
Ackley, IA 50601
(641) 847-2611
Grades: K-5
| 236 students
Rank: n/an/a
The Cougars Den
413 State St
Ackley, IA 50601
(641) 847-2699
Grades: PK-K
| 52 students
Rank: n/an/a
1510 Washington Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(641) 648-6410
Grades: PK-1
| 275 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Hardin County, IA

Hardin County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
P.o. Box 48
Alden, IA 50006
(515) 859-3394
Grades: 7-12
| 122 students
1100 12th Ave
Eldora, IA 50627
(641) 939-2599
Grades: 5-8
| 191 students
200 Chestnut Po Box 129
Hubbard, IA 50122
(641) 864-2211
Grades: 9-12
| 162 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Hardin County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Hardin County, IA include Rock Run Elementary School, Hubbard-radcliffe Elementary School and Bcluw Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Hardin County, IA?
13 public schools are located in Hardin County, IA.
What percentage of students in Hardin County, IA go to public school?
100% of all K-12 students in Hardin County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Hardin County, IA?
Hardin County, IA public schools minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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