Top 10 Best Story County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 11,545 students in Story County, IA. Story County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Story County, IA are Gilbert Middle School, Gilbert Intermediate School and Gilbert High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Story County, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 78% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Story County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Story County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Gilbert Middle School
Math: 94% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
201 E. Mathews
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-0540
Grades: 6-8
| 383 students
Rank: #22.
Gilbert Intermediate School
Math: 94% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
103 Mathews Dr
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-3748
Grades: 3-5
| 323 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Gilbert High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
312 Gretten
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-3738
Grades: 9-12
| 472 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Roland-story Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
900 Hillcrest Dr
Story City, IA 50248
(515) 733-4386
Grades: PK-4
| 455 students
Rank: #55.
Roland-story High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1009 Story St
Story City, IA 50248
(515) 733-4329
Grades: 9-12
| 336 students
Rank: #66.
Ballard East Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
505 W 4th St
Cambridge, IA 50046
(515) 220-4306
Grades: 3-5
| 405 students
Rank: #77.
Fellows Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1235 20th St.
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3765
Grades: K-5
| 553 students
Rank: #88.
Nevada High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1001 15th St
Nevada, IA 50201
(515) 382-3521
Grades: 9-12
| 453 students
Rank: #99.
Ballard Middle School
Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
509 N Main Ave
Huxley, IA 50124
(515) 597-2815
Grades: 6-8
| 348 students
Rank: #1010.
Ames High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 817-0600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,328 students
Rank: #1111.
Ballard High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
701 Ballard Drive
Huxley, IA 50124
(515) 597-2971
Grades: 9-12
| 564 students
Rank: #1212.
Colo-nesco Middle/High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
919 West St
Colo, IA 50056
(641) 377-2282
Grades: 5-12
| 274 students
Rank: #1313.
Roland-story Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
206 S Main St
Roland, IA 50236
(515) 388-4348
Grades: 5-8
| 327 students
Rank: #1414.
Ames Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 268-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,033 students
Rank: #1515.
Central Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
910 10th St
Nevada, IA 50201
(515) 382-2383
Grades: PK-4
| 676 students
Rank: #1616.
Colo-nesco Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
407 N Center
Zearing, IA 50278
(641) 487-7411
Grades: PK-4
| 168 students
Rank: #1717.
Mitchell Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3521 Jewel Dr
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3775
Grades: K-5
| 299 students
Rank: #1818.
Meeker Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 20th Street
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3770
Grades: K-5
| 462 students
Rank: #1919.
Nevada Middle School
Math: 67% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1035 15th St
Nevada, IA 50201
(515) 382-2751
Grades: 5-8
| 451 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Collins-maxwell Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
416 Fourth Avenue
Collins, IA 50055
(641) 385-2446
Grades: PK-5
| 201 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Edwards Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Miller Ave
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 239-3760
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #2222.
Collins-maxwell Middle/High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Metcalf St.
Maxwell, IA 50161
(515) 387-1115
Grades: 6-12
| 223 students
Rank: #2323.
Sawyer Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3790
Grades: K-5
| 321 students
105 E Main St
Slater, IA 50244
(515) 228-3890
Grades: PK-2
| 398 students
109 Rothmoor
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-3744
Grades: PK-2
| 379 students
Northwood Pre-school
3012 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 268-2470
Grades: PK-K
| 317 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Story County, IA

Story County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
400 Latrobe
Mc Callsburg, IA 50154
(515) 434-2302
Grades: PK-K
| 26 students
919 West St, 919 West St
Colo, IA 50056
(641) 377-2284
Grades: 5-6
| 66 students
400 Latrobe
Mc Callsburg, IA 50154
(515) 434-2302
Grades: PK-2
| 53 students
919 West St
Colo, IA 50056
(641) 377-2282
Grades: PK-2
| 70 students
415 Stanton Ave
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3755
Grades: K
| 38 students
601 28th St
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3780
Grades: K-6
| 225 students
921 9th St
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3785
Grades: K-6
| 273 students
1921 Ames High Dr
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 817-0635
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students

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