Top 5 Best Shelby County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,014 students in Shelby County, IA. Shelby County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County, IA are Harlan High School, Harlan Community Middle School and Irwin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Shelby County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 77% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 77% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Shelby County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Shelby County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Harlan High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2102 Durant
Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-3101
Grades: 9-12
| 514 students
Rank: #22.
Harlan Community Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2108 Durant Street
Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-3196
Grades: 6-8
| 353 students
Rank: #33.
Irwin Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Eva Street
Irwin, IA 51446
(712) 782-3126
Grades: PK-3
| 217 students
Rank: #44.
Harlan Intermediate School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1401 19th St
Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-2725
Grades: 3-5
| 326 students
Rank: #55.
Exiraelk Horn-kimballton Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4114 Madison St
Elk Horn, IA 51531
(712) 764-4616
Grades: PK-3
| 113 students
Rank: #66.
Exiraelk Horn-kimballton High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4114 Madison St
Elk Horn, IA 51531
(712) 764-4616
Grades: 9-12
| 113 students
Harlan Primary
2105 Durant St
Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-5903
Grades: PK-2
| 378 students
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Shelby County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
304 Western Ave Po Box 309
Shelby, IA 51570
(712) 544-2240
Grades: 6-8
| 157 students
4114 Madison St
Elk Horn, IA 51531
(712) 764-4616
Grades: PK-8
| 167 students
2712 12th St
Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-2457
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students

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