Top 10 Best Iowa Special Education Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 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, Smouse Opportunity School and Ruby Van Meter 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 17% (versus the Iowa public school average of 76%), and reading proficiency score of 20% (versus the 74% 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).

Top Iowa Special Education Public Schools (2021)

  • 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 | 59 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Smouse Opportunity School Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2820 Center St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 242-8210

    Grades: PK-8 | 94 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Ruby Van Meter School Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    710 28th St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 242-8220

    Grades: 6-12 | 135 students
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