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.
Top Ranked IA Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
4545 WENIG RD NE, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52402#2
100 CLAIBORNE DR, DECORAH, IA 52101#3
1921 AMES HIGH DR, AMES, IA 50010#4
1015 DIVISION ST, CEDAR FALLS, IA 50613#5
3111 NORTH 10TH ST, MARION, IA 52302#6
1634 HWY 22 EAST, WELLMAN, IA 52356#7
801 NILE KINNICK DR SOUTH, ADEL, IA 50003#8
310 WEST MAXSON AVE, WEST LIBERTY, IA 52776#9
401 76TH AVE SW, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52404#10
1302 NORTH ANKENY BLVD, ANKENY, IA 50023
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IA by the Numbers
Districts 326 High Schools 357 Full-Time Teachers 10,640 Students Enrolled 151,062
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The Des Moines Independent Community School District is home to seven high schools.
There are four high schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District.
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