Top 10 Best Lee County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 4,783 students in Lee County, IA (there are 6 private schools, serving 929 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Lee County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Lee County, IA are Central Lee High School, Central Lee Middle School and George Washington Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lee County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 64% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Lee County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 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 Lee County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Central Lee High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2642 Highway 218
Donnellson, IA 52625
(319) 835-9510
Grades: 9-12
| 329 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Central Lee Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2642 Highway 218
Donnellson, IA 52625
(319) 835-9510
Grades: 6-8
| 257 students
Rank: #33.
George Washington Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
116 N 8th
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-1953
Grades: 4-5
| 237 students
Rank: #44.
Hawthorne Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2940 Decatur St
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-3503
Grades: K-3
| 488 students
Rank: #55.
Central Lee Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2642 Highway 218
Donnellson, IA 52625
(319) 835-9510
Grades: PK-5
| 642 students
Rank: #66.
Fort Madison Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
502 48th Street
Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319) 372-4687
Grades: 4-8
| 673 students
Rank: #77.
Keokuk High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2285 Middle Rd
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-2542
Grades: 9-12
| 577 students
Rank: #88.
Fort Madison High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Ave B
Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319) 372-1862
Grades: 9-12
| 541 students
Rank: #99.
Keokuk Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2002 Orleans Avenue
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-3737
Grades: 6-8
| 420 students
Rank: #1010.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1326 Ave E
Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319) 372-2896
Grades: K-3
| 236 students
Rank: #1111.
Richardson Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3301 Avenue L
Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319) 372-2765
Grades: PK-3
| 298 students
Rank: n/an/a
1721 Fulton Street
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-1402
Grades: PK
| 85 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lee County, IA

Lee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
520 North 20th Street
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-0222
Grades: 7-12
| 94 students
502 Academy Ave
Denmark, IA 52624
(319) 528-4337
Grades: K-5
| 158 students
1602 Avenue F, Ste. 1
Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319) 372-8093
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
1402 S 7th
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-2460
Grades: 1-5
| 82 students
918 Timea St
Keokuk, IA 52632
(319) 524-2581
Grades: 1-5
| 140 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lee County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Lee County, IA include Central Lee High School, Central Lee Middle School and George Washington Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Lee County, IA?
12 public schools are located in Lee County, IA.
What percentage of students in Lee County, IA go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Lee County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Lee County, IA?
Lee 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).

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