Top 10 Best Public Schools in Iowa (2024)

The top ranked public schools in Iowa are Hopewell Elementary School, Hospers Elementary School and Denver Middle School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Alleman, Le Claire and Treynor.
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Iowa is 64%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 70%.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Iowa (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Hopewell Elementary School
(Math: 95% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
3900 Hopewell Ave
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-0250
Rank: #22.
Hospers Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
201 4th Ave S
Hospers, IA 51238
(712) 752-8480
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Denver Middle School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
540 Lincoln
Denver, IA 50622
(319) 984-6041
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Denver Senior High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
541 E Eagle
Denver, IA 50622
(319) 984-5639
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
North Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
400 Nw 27th St
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-5674
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Readlyn Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
200 E 4th St
Readlyn, IA 50668
(319) 279-3323
Rank: #77.
Gilbert High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 5%)
Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
312 Gretten
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-3738
Rank: #88.
Orange City Elementary School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 5%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
312 1st St Sw
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 737-4606
Rank: #99.
Pleasant View Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-6
6333 Crow Creek Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-5575
Rank: #1010.
Van Meter Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 5%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
520 1st Ave
Van Meter, IA 50261
(515) 996-2221
Rank: #1111.
Treynor High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
102 E Main St
Treynor, IA 51575
(712) 487-3804
Rank: #1212.
K-5 Elementary School Lincoln Street Building
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
530 Lincoln
Denver, IA 50622
(319) 984-5611
Rank: #1313.
Treynor Middle School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
102 E Main St
Treynor, IA 51575
(712) 487-3181
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Henry A Wallace Elementary School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
6207 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 278-6977
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Prairie Trail Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
1850 Sw College Ave
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-9605
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Wickham Elementary School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
601 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, IA 52241
(319) 688-1175
Rank: #1717.
West Bend-mallard Elementary School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: ≥90% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
300 3rd Ave Sw
Mallard, IA 50562
(515) 887-7821
Rank: #1818.
Northeast Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 91% (Top 5%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
1705 Ne Trilein
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 965-9620
Rank: #1919.
Paul Norton Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
4485 Greenbrier Dr
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-8936
Rank: #2020.
Gilbert Intermediate School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 3-5
103 Mathews Dr
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-3748
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Ogden Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
313 W Sycamore
Ogden, IA 50212
(515) 275-2795
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Spirit Lake Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
709 28th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(712) 336-2822
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Webster Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
12955 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 331-8600
Rank: #2424.
Pella Middle School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 88% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-8
613 E 13th
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-4784
Rank: #2525.
Shuler Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
16400 Douglas Parkway
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 987-8597
Rank: #2626.
Ashland Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
2600 Nw Ash Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-9594
Rank: #2727.
Echo Hill Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 88% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
400 Echo Hill Road
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 730-3560
Rank: #2828.
Gilbert Middle School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 86% (Top 10%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
201 E. Mathews
Gilbert, IA 50105
(515) 232-0540
Rank: #29 - 4229. - 42.
Bridgeview Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
316 S.twelfth Street
Le Claire, IA 52753
(563) 332-0215
Rank: #29 - 4229. - 42.
Bronson Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
113 West 1st Street
Bronson, IA 51007
(712) 948-3361
Rank: #29 - 4229. - 42.
Delhi Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 3-5
112 Third Street
Delhi, IA 52223
(563) 922-9411
Rank: #29 - 4229. - 42.
East Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
501 Normal College Ave
Sheldon, IA 51201
(712) 324-4337
Rank: #29 - 4229. - 42.
Forest Grove Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-6
6100 Forest Grove Dr
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-5550
Rank: #29 - 4229. - 42.
Hinton Intermediate School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 4-6
315 W. Grand
Hinton, IA 51024
(712) 947-4328
Rank: #29 - 4229. - 42.
Lynnville-sully Middle School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
12476 Hwy F62 E
Sully, IA 50251
(641) 594-4445
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