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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 4 special education public schools in Iowa, serving 288 students.
  • Iowa special education public school have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Iowa public school average of 77%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 75% statewide average).
  • The top ranked special education public schools in Iowa are Prairie Edge, Smouse Opportunity School and Ruby Van Meter School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is less than the Iowa public school average of 15:1.

Top Iowa Special Education Public Schools (2020)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Prairie Edge Special Education School
    401 76th Ave Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319)298-3406

    Grades: K-12 | 59 students
  • Ruby Van Meter School Special Education School
    710 28th St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8220

    Grades: 6-12 | 135 students
  • Smouse Opportunity School Special Education School
    2820 Center St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8210

    Grades: PK-8 | 94 students
  • test 123 Special Education School
    Magnet School
    Charter School
    10012 Norwalk Blvd # 120
    Norway, IA 90670
    (874)345-1989

    Grades: 1-12 | 500 students
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