Top 3 Best Iowa Special Education Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 3 special education public schools serving 288 students in Iowa.
The top ranked special education public schools in Iowa are Prairie Edge, Ruby Van Meter School and Smouse Opportunity School. 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 10% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 68% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Iowa Special Education Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Prairie Edge
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
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

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