Best High Schools
in Iowa

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

John F. Kennedy High School

4545 WENIG RD NE, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52402

#2

Decorah High School

100 CLAIBORNE DR, DECORAH, IA 52101

#3

Ames High School

1921 AMES HIGH DR, AMES, IA 50010

#4

Cedar Falls High School

1015 DIVISION ST, CEDAR FALLS, IA 50613

#5

Linn-Mar High School

3111 NORTH 10TH ST, MARION, IA 52302

#6

Mid-Prairie High School

1634 HWY 22 EAST, WELLMAN, IA 52356

#7

ADM Senior High School

801 NILE KINNICK DR SOUTH, ADEL, IA 50003

#8

West Liberty High School

310 WEST MAXSON AVE, WEST LIBERTY, IA 52776

#9

Prairie High School

401 76TH AVE SW, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52404

#10

Ankeny High School

1302 NORTH ANKENY BLVD, ANKENY, IA 50023