Top 5 Best Mahaska County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,849 students in Mahaska County, IA (there are 1 private school, serving 201 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Mahaska County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Mahaska County, IA are North Mahaska Elementary School, Oskaloosa Middle School and Oskaloosa High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Mahaska County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 70% statewide average). Schools in Mahaska County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 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 Mahaska County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Mahaska Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2163 135th Street
New Sharon, IA 50207
(641) 637-4041
Grades: PK-6
| 353 students
Rank: #22.
Oskaloosa Middle School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1704 N 3rd St
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-8308
Grades: 6-8
| 469 students
Rank: #33.
Oskaloosa High School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1816 N 3rd Extension
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-3407
Grades: 9-12
| 586 students
Rank: #44.
North Mahaska Jr-sr High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2163 135th St
New Sharon, IA 50207
(641) 637-4187
Grades: 7-12
| 270 students
Rank: #55.
Oskaloosa Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1801 Orchard Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-8092
Grades: K-5
| 859 students
Rank: #66.
Fremont Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
525 East Main Street
Fremont, IA 52561
(641) 933-4211
Grades: PK-6
| 131 students
Rank: #77.
Oskaloosa Virtual Academy
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 North 3rd Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-8345
Grades: K-12
| 51 students
Rank: n/an/a
1521 Green Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-8092
Grades: PK
| 130 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Mahaska County, IA

Mahaska County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
525 East Main St
Fremont, IA 52561
(641) 933-4211
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
715 B Ave East
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-3022
Grades: K-5
| 257 students
601 S B St
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-4266
Grades: K-5
| 211 students
911 B Ave West
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-7462
Grades: K-5
| 138 students
508 S 7th St
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-7559
Grades: K-5
| 281 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Mahaska County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Mahaska County, IA include North Mahaska Elementary School, Oskaloosa Middle School and Oskaloosa High School.
How many public schools are located in Mahaska County, IA?
8 public schools are located in Mahaska County, IA.
What percentage of students in Mahaska County, IA go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Mahaska County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Mahaska County, IA?
Mahaska 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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