Largest Iowa Public Schools

The public school in Iowa has approximately average 380 students (2024).
The public schools with the largest student enrollments are listed below (where sufficient data available).
The largest public school in Iowa (by enrollment) is Lincoln High School with 2,362 students.
# Students Range: 1,286 2,362 Avg. # Students: 1,595

Largest Iowa Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
# Students
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Lincoln High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 2,362
Grades: 9-12
2600 Sw 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 242-7500
Rank: #22.
Southeast Polk High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Students: 2,278
Grades: 9-12
7945 Ne University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 967-6631
Rank: #33.
Linn-mar High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Students: 2,273
Grades: 9-12
3111 N 10th St
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 447-3040
Rank: #44.
East High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 2,079
Grades: 9-12
815 E 13th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 242-7788
Rank: #55.
Roosevelt High School
Math: 57% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 2,064
Grades: 9-12
4419 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 242-7272
Rank: #66.
Valley High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Students: 2,048
Grades: 10-12
3650 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 633-4000
Rank: #77.
Johnston Senior High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Students: 1,792
Grades: 10-12
6500 Nw 100th Street
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 278-0449
Rank: #88.
John F Kennedy High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Students: 1,741
Grades: 9-12
4545 Wenig Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2251
Rank: #99.
Hempstead High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,685
Grades: 9-12
3715 Pennsylvania Ave
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 552-5200
Rank: #1010.
West High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,644
Grades: 9-12
425 E Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 433-2700
Rank: #1111.
Pleasant Valley High School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Students: 1,643
Grades: 9-12
604 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-5151
Rank: #1212.
Central High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,582
Grades: 9-12
1120 Main St
Davenport, IA 52803
(563) 723-5400
Rank: #1313.
North High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,580
Grades: 9-12
4200 Cheyenne
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 239-7000
Rank: #1414.
Iowa City High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Students: 1,557
Grades: 9-12
1900 Morningside Dr
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 688-1040
Rank: #1515.
Bettendorf High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Students: 1,550
Grades: 9-12
3333 18th Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-7001
Rank: #1616.
Thomas Jefferson High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,545
Grades: 9-12
1243 20th St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 558-2435
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Marshalltown High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,513
Grades: 9-12
1602 S 2nd Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 754-1130
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
West High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,513
Grades: 9-12
3505 W Locust
Davenport, IA 52804
(563) 723-5600
Rank: #1919.
Muscatine High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,475
Grades: 9-12
2705 Cedar
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-6141
Rank: #2020.
East High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,469
Grades: 9-12
3200 S. Cypress St.
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 274-4000
Rank: #2121.
West Senior High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Students: 1,455
Grades: 9-12
2901 Melrose Ave
Iowa City, IA 52246
(319) 688-1050
Rank: #2222.
Dubuque Senior High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Students: 1,443
Grades: 9-12
1800 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-5500
Rank: #2323.
North High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,433
Grades: 9-12
501 Holcomb Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 242-7200
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Ames High School
Math: 69% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Students: 1,419
Grades: 9-12
1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 817-0600
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Ankeny Centennial High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Students: 1,419
Grades: 10-12
2220 Nw State St
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-9610
Rank: #2626.
Ottumwa High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,378
Grades: 9-12
501 E 2nd
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-4444
Rank: #2727.
Abraham Lincoln High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,353
Grades: 9-12
1205 Bonham Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6481
Rank: #2828.
North High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,345
Grades: 9-12
626 W 53rd St
Davenport, IA 52806
(563) 723-5500
Rank: #2929.
Prairie Point
Math: 62% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Students: 1,338
Grades: 7-9
8015 Kirkwood Blvd
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5500
Rank: #3030.
Ankeny High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Students: 1,330
Grades: 10-12
1155 Sw Cherry St
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-9630
Rank: #3131.
Northwest High School
Students: 1,325
Grades: 10-12
655 Nw 10th St
Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 987-5161
Rank: #3232.
Urbandale High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Students: 1,318
Grades: 9-12
7111 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 457-6800
Rank: #3333.
Cedar Falls High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Students: 1,292
Grades: 10-12
1015 Division St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2500
Rank: #3434.
Prairie High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Students: 1,290
Grades: 10-12
401 76th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5340
Rank: #3535.
West High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Students: 1,286
Grades: 9-12
2001 Casselman
Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 279-6772
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Iowa average public schools student size?
The Iowa average public schools student size is 380 for 2024.
What are the public schools with the largest student size in Iowa?
The best top ranked public schools in Iowa include Lincoln High School, Southeast Polk High School and Linn-mar High School.
What is public high school and public elementary school with the largest student size in Iowa?
The public high school with the largest student size in Iowa is Lincoln High School, with a value of 2,362. The public elementary school with the largest student size is North Middle School, with a value of 1,206.

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