Top 5 Best Jefferson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 2,228 students in Jefferson County, IA (there are 2 private schools, serving 239 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Jefferson County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, IA are Pekin Elementary School, Washington Elementary School and Fairfield Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jefferson 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 73% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Jefferson County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Jefferson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pekin Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1062 Birch Ave
Packwood, IA 52580
(641) 661-2351
Grades: PK-6
| 360 students
Rank: #22.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
406 East Madison Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-2110
Grades: PK-1
| 298 students
Rank: #33.
Fairfield Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
404 W Fillmore
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-5019
Grades: 5-8
| 460 students
Rank: #44.
Pekin Community Junior/ Senior High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1062 Birch Ave
Packwood, IA 52580
(319) 695-3705
Grades: 7-12
| 307 students
Rank: #55.
Pence Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 South 6th Street
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-2957
Grades: 2-4
| 316 students
Rank: #66.
Fairfield High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
605 E Broadway
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-2059
Grades: 9-12
| 487 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Jefferson County, IA

Jefferson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
202 Jefferson St
Libertyville, IA 52567
(641) 693-3971
Grades: K-4
| 84 students
401 West Stone
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-2114
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1062 Birch Ave.
Packwood, IA 52580
(319) 695-3707
Grades: 7-8
| 104 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, IA include Pekin Elementary School, Washington Elementary School and Fairfield Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Jefferson County, IA?
6 public schools are located in Jefferson County, IA.
What percentage of students in Jefferson County, IA go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Jefferson County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Jefferson County, IA?
Jefferson County, IA public schools minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Recent Articles

Teaching in Contemporary Times
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
A possible school bus strike in New York City may leave more than 150,000 students scrambling for a ride to school.
Do You Need After School Day Care? Public Schools May Be the Solution
Do You Need After School Day Care? Public Schools May Be the Solution
Learn about how your child's public school may be the best source of after school and vacation day care.

Quick Links