Top 10 Best Marion County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 5,558 students in Marion County, IA (there are 3 private schools, serving 891 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Marion County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Marion County, IA are Pella Middle School, Pella High School and Jefferson Intermediate. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Marion County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 71% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Marion County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Marion County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pella Middle School
Math: 91% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
613 E 13th
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-4784
Grades: 7-8
| 399 students
Rank: #22.
Pella High School
Math: 85% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
212 E University St
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-3870
Grades: 9-12
| 738 students
Rank: #33.
Jefferson Intermediate
Math: 80% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
801 E 13th St
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-8267
Grades: 4-6
| 521 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1111 North Main Street
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-3970
Grades: PK-3
| 356 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
950 E. University St.
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-4638
Grades: PK-3
| 449 students
Rank: #66.
Pleasantville High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
415 Jones St
Pleasantville, IA 50225
(515) 848-0541
Grades: 9-12
| 232 students
Rank: #77.
Pleasantville Middle School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
415 Jones St
Pleasantville, IA 50225
(515) 848-0528
Grades: 7-8
| 115 students
Rank: #88.
Knoxville Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
102 N Lincoln
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 842-3315
Grades: 6-8
| 370 students
Rank: #99.
Pleasantville Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
414 Jones St
Pleasantville, IA 50225
(515) 848-0566
Grades: PK-6
| 422 students
Rank: #1010.
Knoxville High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1811 W Madison
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 842-2173
Grades: 9-12
| 525 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Melcher-dallas High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
214 S Main
Melcher Dallas, IA 50163
(641) 947-3731
Grades: 7-12
| 159 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Twin Cedars Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2204 Highway G71
Bussey, IA 50044
(641) 944-5245
Grades: PK-6
| 189 students
Rank: #1313.
Melcher-dallas Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1003 E Park St
Melcher Dallas, IA 50062
(641) 947-3151
Grades: PK-6
| 181 students
Rank: #1414.
Northstar Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
407 W Larson
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 842-6527
Grades: 3-5
| 330 students
Rank: #1515.
Twin Cedars Jr-sr High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2204 Highway G71
Bussey, IA 50044
(641) 944-5243
Grades: 7-12
| 146 students
Rank: n/an/a
306 S Park Lane Dr
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 842-2185
Grades: PK-2
| 426 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Marion County, IA

Marion County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
614 East Washington St
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 842-6541
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
614 E. Washington
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 842-4533
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
214 S. Main Street
Melcher Dallas, IA 50163
(641) 947-3731
Grades: 7-8
| 51 students
401 Main St
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-4638
Grades: K-3
| 171 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Marion County, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Marion County, IA include Pella Middle School, Pella High School and Jefferson Intermediate.
How many public schools are located in Marion County, IA?
16 public schools are located in Marion County, IA.
What percentage of students in Marion County, IA go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Marion County, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Marion County, IA?
Marion County, IA public schools minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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