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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 131 public schools in Polk County, IA, serving 78,930 students.
  • Polk County, IA public school have an average math proficiency score of 75% (versus the Iowa public school average of 77%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 75% statewide average). Schools in Polk County have an average ranking in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
  • The top ranked public school in Polk County, IA are Prairie Trail Elementary School, Rock Creek Elementary School and Ankeny Centennial High School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the Iowa public school average of 15:1.

Top Polk County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Altoona Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank: Top 30%
    301 6th St Sw
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515)967-3771

    Grades: PK-5 | 451 students
  • Anderson Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 83%
    Rank: Top 50%
    400 Garfield St. Sw
    Bondurant, IA 50035
    (515)967-7494

    Grades: 3-5 | 636 students
  • Ankeny Centennial High School Math: 96% | Reading: 92%
    Rank: Top 1%
    2220 Nw State St
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515)965-9610

    Grades: 10-12 | 1197 students
  • Ankeny High School Math: 94% | Reading: 88%
    Rank: Top 5%
    1155 Sw Cherry St
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515)965-9630

    Grades: 10-12 | 1077 students
  • Ashland Ridge Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 92%
    Rank: Top 5%
    2600 Nw Ash Drive
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515)965-9594

    Grades: PK-5 | 663 students
  • Beaver Creek Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank: Top 10%
    8701 Lyndhurst
    Johnston, IA 50131
    (515)278-6228

    Grades: PK-5 | 754 students
  • Bondurant - Farrar Middle School Math: 86% | Reading: 84%
    Rank: Top 30%
    300 Garfield St. Sw
    Bondurant, IA 50035
    (515)967-3711

    Grades: 6-8 | 483 students
  • Bondurant-farrar High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank: Top 10%
    1000 Grant St. North
    Bondurant, IA 50035
    (515)957-8191

    Grades: 9-12 | 540 students
  • Brody Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2501 Park Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515)242-8443

    Grades: 6-8 | 770 students
  • Brubaker Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2900 E 42nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8405

    Grades: PK-5 | 709 students
  • Callanan Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3010 Center Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8101

    Grades: 6-8 | 603 students
  • Capitol View Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    320 E. 16th
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8402

    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
  • Carver Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    705 E University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8418

    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
  • Cattell Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 51%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8403

    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
  • Centennial Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
    Rank: Top 50%
    910 7th Ave Se
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515)967-2109

    Grades: PK-5 | 433 students
  • Clay Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank: Top 50%
    3200 First Avenue S.
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515)967-4198

    Grades: PK-5 | 644 students
  • Clive Learning Academy Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1600 73rd Street
    Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    (515)633-5800

    Grades: PK-6 | 537 students
  • Cornell Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 61%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5817 Ne 3rd St
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)244-8173

    Grades: PK-4 | 531 students
  • Cowles Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 96%
    Rank: Top 10%
    6401 College Ave
    Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    (515)242-7818

    Grades: PK-8 | 397 students
  • Crestview School Of Inquiry Math: 67% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    8355 Franklin Avenue
    Clive, IA 50325
    (515)633-5700

    Grades: PK-6 | 554 students
  • Crocker Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 88%
    Rank: Top 5%
    2910 Sw Applewood St
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515)965-9710

    Grades: PK-5 | 662 students
  • Crossroads Park Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 74%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1050 50th St
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (515)633-5600

    Grades: K-6 | 548 students
  • Delaware Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 79%
    Rank: Top 50%
    4401 E 46th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)262-3197

    Grades: PK-5 | 418 students
  • Downtown School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank: Top 10%
    1800 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (515)284-5848

    Grades: K-6 | 271 students
  • East Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank: Top 5%
    710 Se 3rd
    Ankeny, IA 50021
    (515)965-9660

    Grades: PK-5 | 425 students
  • East High School Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    815 E 13th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-7788

    Grades: 9-12 | 2236 students
  • Edmunds Fine Arts Academy Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    950 15th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)243-1174

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
  • Fairmeadows Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 87%
    Rank: Top 10%
    807 23rd St
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515)633-6500

    Grades: PK-6 | 566 students
  • Findley Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3025 Oxford Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8407

    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
  • Four Mile Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 91%
    Rank: Top 10%
    670 Se 68th St
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (515)265-1972

    Grades: K-5 | 430 students
  • Garton Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2820 E 24th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8408

    Grades: PK-5 | 650 students
  • Goodrell Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3300 E. 29th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8444

    Grades: 6-8 | 571 students
  • Greenwood Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    316 37th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8410

    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
  • Hanawalt Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    225 56th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8411

    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
  • Harding Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8445

    Grades: 6-8 | 788 students
  • Show 96 more public schools in Polk County, IA (out of 131 total schools)
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