Top 10 Best Public High Schools in Iowa (2021)

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The top ranked public schools in Iowa state are listed below (2021).
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 76%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 74%.
The top ranked public schools in Iowa are Decorah High School, Gilbert High School and Benton Community Senior High School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Le Claire, Grimes and Denver.

Top Ranked Public High Schools in Iowa (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Decorah High SchoolMath: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12100 Claiborne Drive
    DecorahIA 52101
    (563) 382-3643

  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Gilbert High SchoolMath: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12312 Gretten
    GilbertIA 50105
    (515) 232-3738

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    Benton Community Senior High SchoolMath: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12600 1st St
    Van HorneIA 52346
    (319) 228-8701

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    Center Point-urbana High SchoolMath: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12145 Iowa Street
    Center PointIA 52213
    (319) 849-1102

  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    Monticello High SchoolMath: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12850 East Oak Street
    MonticelloIA 52310
    (319) 465-6597

  • Rank: #6-106.- 10.
    Mediapolis High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12725 N. Northfield
    MediapolisIA 52637
    (319) 394-3101

  • Rank: #6-106.- 10.
    Mount Vernon High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12731 Palisades Rd Sw
    Mount VernonIA 52314
    (319) 895-8843

  • Rank: #6-106.- 10.
    Sergeant Bluff-luton Senior High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12708 Warrior Road
    Sergeant BluffIA 51054
    (712) 943-5561

  • Rank: #6-106.- 10.
    Sioux Center High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12550 9th St Ne
    Sioux CenterIA 51250
    (712) 722-2981

  • Rank: #6-106.- 10.
    Van Meter High School SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12520 1st Ave
    Van MeterIA 50261
    (515) 996-2221

  • Rank: #1111.
    Pleasant Valley High SchoolMath: 95% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 95% (Top 5%) Reading: 91% (Top 5%)Math: 95% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12604 Belmont Road
    BettendorfIA 52722
    (563) 332-5151

  • Rank: #1212.
    Ankeny Centennial High SchoolMath: 94% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 94% (Top 5%) Reading: 91% (Top 5%)Math: 94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 10-122220 Nw State St
    AnkenyIA 50023
    (515) 965-9610

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Adm Senior High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12801 Nile Kinnick Dr S
    AdelIA 50003
    (515) 993-4584

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Bedford High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 6-12906 Pennsylvania St
    BedfordIA 50833
    (712) 523-2656

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Cascade Junior-senior High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 7-12505 Johnson St Nw
    CascadeIA 52033
    (563) 852-3201

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Harlan High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-122102 Durant
    HarlanIA 51537
    (712) 755-3101

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Logan-magnolia Junior Senior High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 7-121200 N 2nd Ave
    LoganIA 51546
    (712) 644-2250

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Nevada High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-121001 15th St
    NevadaIA 50201
    (515) 382-3521

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Osage High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12820 Sawyer
    OsageIA 50461
    (641) 732-3102

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Pcm High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12400 East Highway 163
    MonroeIA 50170
    (641) 259-2315

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Roland-story High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-121009 Story St
    Story CityIA 50248
    (515) 733-4329

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Spirit Lake High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-122701 Hill Ave
    Spirit LakeIA 51360
    (712) 336-3707

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Union High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12200 Adams St
    La Porte CityIA 50651
    (319) 342-2697

  • Rank: #13-2413.- 24.
    Washington High SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12600 W Bluff St
    CherokeeIA 51012
    (712) 225-6755

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Denver Senior High SchoolMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12541 E Eagle
    DenverIA 50622
    (319) 984-5639

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Kingsley-pierson High SchoolMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12322 Quest Avenue
    KingsleyIA 51028
    (712) 378-2861

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Woodbury Central High SchoolMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12408 South 4th Street
    MovilleIA 51039
    (712) 873-3128

  • Rank: #2828.
    Ames High SchoolMath: 91% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 91% (Top 10%) Reading: 89% (Top 5%)Math: 91% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-121921 Ames High Drive
    AmesIA 50010
    (515) 817-0600

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Central Dewitt High SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 20%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12519 E. 11th St.
    De WittIA 52742
    (563) 659-0715

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Stanton High SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 20%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-12605 Elliott Street
    StantonIA 51573
    (712) 829-2162

  • Rank: #3131.
    Johnston Senior High SchoolMath: 90% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 90% (Top 20%) Reading: 87% (Top 10%)Math: 90% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 10-126500 Nw 100th Street
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515) 278-0449

  • Rank: #3232.
    Cedar Falls High SchoolMath: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 87% (Top 20%) Reading: 88% (Top 10%)Math: 87% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 88% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 10-121015 Division St
    Cedar FallsIA 50613
    (319) 553-2500

  • Rank: #33-5233.- 52.
    Audubon Middle-high SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 20%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 85-89% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 5-12800 3rd Ave
    AudubonIA 50025
    (712) 563-2607

  • Rank: #33-5233.- 52.
    Ballard High SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 20%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 85-89% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12701 Ballard Drive
    HuxleyIA 50124
    (515) 597-2971

  • Rank: #33-5233.- 52.
    Camanche High SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 20%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)Math: 85-89% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12937 9th Ave
    CamancheIA 52730
    (563) 259-3008

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