Top 10 Best Marion County Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 5,599 students in Marion County, IA. Marion County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
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 75% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), 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 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Marion County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Pella Middle School Math: 92% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    613 E 13th
    Pella, IA 50219
    (641) 628-4784

    Grades: 7-8 | 346 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Pella High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    212 E University St
    Pella, IA 50219
    (641) 628-3870

    Grades: 9-12 | 669 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Jefferson Intermediate Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    801 E 13th St
    Pella, IA 50219
    (641) 628-8267

    Grades: 4-6 | 558 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1111 North Main Street
    Pella, IA 50219
    (641) 628-3970

    Grades: PK-3 | 352 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Madison Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    950 E. University St.
    Pella, IA 50219
    (641) 628-4638

    Grades: PK-3 | 459 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Pleasantville Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    414 Jones St
    Pleasantville, IA 50225
    (515) 848-0566

    Grades: PK-5 | 346 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Pleasantville Middle School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    415 Jones St
    Pleasantville, IA 50225
    (515) 848-0528

    Grades: 6-8 | 163 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Knoxville High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1811 W Madison
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    (641) 842-2173

    Grades: 9-12 | 509 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Knoxville Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    102 N Lincoln
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    (641) 842-3315

    Grades: 6-8 | 387 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Pleasantville High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    415 Jones St
    Pleasantville, IA 50225
    (515) 848-0541

    Grades: 9-12 | 247 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Northstar Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    407 W Larson
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    (641) 842-6527

    Grades: 3-5 | 412 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Melcher-dallas Junior High School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    214 S. Main Street
    Melcher Dallas, IA 50163
    (641) 947-3731

    Grades: 7-8 | 51 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Twin Cedars Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2204 Highway G71
    Bussey, IA 50044
    (641) 944-5245

    Grades: PK-6 | 218 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Twin Cedars Junior Senior High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2204 Highway G71
    Bussey, IA 50044
    (641) 944-5243

    Grades: 7-12 | 149 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Melcher-dallas Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1003 E Park St
    Melcher Dallas, IA 50062
    (641) 947-3151

    Grades: PK-6 | 233 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Melcher-dallas High School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    214 S Main
    Melcher Dallas, IA 50163
    (641) 947-3731

    Grades: 9-12 | 83 students
  • Rank: #1717.306 S Park Lane Dr
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    (641) 842-2185

    Grades: PK-2 | 417 students
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