Iowa City school information

IndexIowa CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores76%77%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools151,10379,235
Total private schools320924,875
Total post-secondary schools3967,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Iowa City are 12% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Iowa City.
  • 94.8% of people in Iowa City have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.2% of people in Iowa City have completed high school.
  • 58.8% of people in Iowa City have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Iowa City

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  • Bohumil Shimek Elementary School1400 Grissel PlaceGrades: PK - 06Students: 201 · Ratio: 12:182
  • Elizabeth Tate Alt. High School1528 Mall DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 118 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Ernest Horn Elementary School600 Koser AveGrades: KG - 06Students: 362 · Ratio: 18:189
  • Grant Wood Elementary School1930 Lakeside DrGrades: PK - 06Students: 47 · Ratio: 13:152
  • Helen Lemme Elementary School3100 Washington StGrades: PK - 06Students: 333 · Ratio: 16:178
  • Herbert Hoover Elementary School2200 E Court StGrades: PK - 06Students: 373 · Ratio: 15:182
  • Horace Mann Elementary School521 N Dodge StGrades: PK - 06Students: 271 · Ratio: 15:175
  • Iowa City High School1900 Morningside DrGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,398 · Ratio: 17:187
  • Lincoln Elementary School300 Teeters CourtGrades: PK - 06Students: 244 · Ratio: 15:190
  • Longfellow Elementary School1130 Seymour AveGrades: PK - 06Students: 316 · Ratio: 17:176
  • Mark Twain Elementary1355 Deforest AvenueGrades: PK - 06Students: 236 · Ratio: 10:151
  • Robert Lucas Elementary School830 Southlawn DrGrades: KG - 06Students: 411 · Ratio: 14:170
  • Roosevelt Elementary School611 Greenwood DriveGrades: PK - 06Students: 31 · Ratio: 14:161
  • Southeast Junior High School2501 Bradford DrGrades: 07 - 08Students: 661 · Ratio: 15:173
  • Weber Elementary3850 Rohret RoadGrades: KG - 06Students: 553 · Ratio: 18:186
  • West Senior High School2901 Melrose AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,852 · Ratio: 20:191

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Education level achieved in Iowa City

IndexIowa CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade94.8%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school94.2%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college82.4%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree65.4%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors58.8%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters31.6%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree15.0%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate8.5%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Iowa City (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Solon, IA2,46088%28%
West Branch, IA2,68485%25%
Tiffin, IA1,92185%24%
Kalona, IA2,50180%18%
Oxford, IA87780%17%
Iowa City, IA70,59776%12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Apple Valley, CA70,56148%30%
Passaic, NJ70,65141%39%
Manteca, CA70,69343%37%
Lynwood, CA70,78938%45%
Boynton Beach, FL70,35551%25%
Iowa City, IA70,59776%12%
Source: The Iowa City, IA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.