Best Iowa Special Education Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 2 special education public schools serving 144 students in Iowa.
The top ranked special education public schools in Iowa are Prairie Edge and Ruby Van Meter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Iowa special education public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 70% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Special Education Public Schools in Iowa (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Prairie Edge
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
401 76th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 298-3406
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #22.
Ruby Van Meter
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
710 28th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 242-8220
Grades: K-12
| 116 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked special education public schools in Iowa?
The top ranked special education public schools in Iowa include Prairie Edge and Ruby Van Meter.
How many special education public schools are located in Iowa?
2 special education public schools are located in Iowa.
What is the racial composition of students in Iowa?
Iowa special education public schools minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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