We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 92 Iowa schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Iowa, which has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the nation, requires students to take the Iowa Tests of Educational Development. Built into Iowa's state curriculum are lessons to provide students with "21st Century Skills," which include civic, financial, health, and technology literacy, as well as employment skills, according to the Iowa Department of Education.
There are many Iowa schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, including 21 silver medal schools and 71 bronze medal schools. A few of Iowa's top-ranked high schools are located in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, which is roughly 130 miles from the state capital of Des Moines.