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Places With The Best Education System In Iowa 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Waukee, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,955
  • If you are considering living in Waukee, IA you gotta know up front, the weather here can get pretty evil sometimes! We have our fair share of tornado activity, but if you are adventurous and know how to
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  • Ankeny, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,413
  • In the past, I have lived in Ankeny, Iowa and found the city to be very pleasant. There are only about fifty thousand residents in the area, so it is not a large city by any means, yet you don't get a
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  • Johnston, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,491
  • Summers are hot, winters are cold, spring is beautiful and fall brings on the bonfires and hoodies, but that's part of the reason that I love living in Johnston, Iowa because you truly get to experience
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  • Ames, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,073
  • I moved to Ames almost nine years ago to attend Iowa State University (ISU) after growing up near New York City. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine falling in love with this city and staying here
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  • Norwalk, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,944
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  • Bettendorf, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,048
  • I've been living in Bettendorf for several years now and so far, very much enjoy it. It's a bit far from any other major cities, but the city itself has a lot of appeal. If you have a family, Bettendorf
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  • Eldridge, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,122
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  • Decorah, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,985
  • I spent a few days in Decorah this summer on my quest to find Mayberry. Decorah is a beautiful town with one of the most thriving downtowns I have seen. Years ago, when Wal-Mart came to the outskirts
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  • Urbandale, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,578
  • Living in Urbandale is kind of like living in a cozy fairy tale story. The city is small enough to be cozy and inviting, but big enough to provide plenty of shopping opportunities. When I moved to Iowa,
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  • Orange City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,153
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  • West Des Moines, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,624
  • I was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. The thing I love most about Des Moines is that even though it's one of the largest cities in Iowa and has all the amenities of a city, it still has the
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  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,828
  • For years I lived in Waterloo. I work at John Deere Engine Works, and it was nice not having to drive so far to work. When I house came up for sale in Cedar Falls, however, I jumped on it. The drive
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  • Indianola, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,343
  • Living in Indianola is great! There's all kinds of fun things to do here, for example the National Balloon Classic Field is located here and every year we have a hot air balloon competition. You really
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  • Grimes, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,422
  • I love living in Grimes! I came here to go to college 14 years ago and like it so much that I put down permanent roots after graduation and wouldn't want to call anywhere else home! People in this
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  • North Liberty, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,984
  • I love living in North Liberty, part of America's Heartland, and I cannot even begin to fathom living anywhere else! This place truly gives the small town feeling with the big city accommodations and
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  • Marion, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,198
  • I like living in Marion, Iowa because it feels like home. It is a place to create a lovely family and to become a business owner. If a person knows how to pick a region for their business, profit soar in
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  • Clive, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,022
  • Living in Clive, close to Des Moines, Iowa, has been just perfect for me and my family for over 16 years now. If I had to complain about a single thing here it would be the weather. We do see a lot of
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  • Nevada, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,796
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  • Bondurant, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,079
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  • Algona, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,496
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  • Pella, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,280
  • I have lived in Pella, Iowa for all of my life and I cannot imagine living anywhere else! The main attractions to our city is the tulips and the windmills! You truly feel as if you have taken a step
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  • Vinton, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,166
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  • Altoona, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,692
  • During my time living in Altoona, Iowa, I must say that this has been one of the most pleasant places that I've lived. Not only is this a very safe location to live and raise a family, the education
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  • Carroll, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,990
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  • Clear Lake, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,644
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  • Grinnell, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,112
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  • Sheldon, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,015
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  • Pleasant Hill, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,406
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  • Spencer, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,172
  • Spencer is a great town with a lot of wonderful people and more culture, dining and shopping than you will find for quite a distance. The cultural opportunities are actually really amazing, the
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  • Waverly, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,049
  • I love living in Waverly, Iowa! This really is a town where everyone knows their neighbor, a place where you really feel safe and at home. There are quite a few things to do here especially if you are a
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  • Creston, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,877
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  • Le Mars, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,826
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  • Boone, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,609
  • I had a refreshing experience while living in Boone Iowa. The city is located in Boone County. Boone is close to Jefferson North Carolina. The town has great educational resources. It houses both public
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  • Iowa Falls, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
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  • Webster City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,825
  • I currently live in Webster City and picked it in part for the opportunity to raise a family in a small town atmosphere where there were a lot of activities and community events that appeal to my
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  • Independence, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,005
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  • Clinton, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,148
  • Rape in clinton iowa? haa. not sure where this info comes from.. but.. ive been here 20 yrs now.. and have never heard of anyone being raped here. there are only 27000 ppl here. someone gettin raped
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  • Glenwood, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,233
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  • Coralville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,078
  • I had a quiet, enjoyable time while living in Coralville Iowa. The town is located in Johnson County and is a suburb of Iowa City. It houses the historical Edgewater Park Campsite which is more than
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  • Maquoketa, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,025
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  • Sioux Center, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,370
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  • Centerville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,404
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  • Manchester, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,083
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  • Iowa City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,385
  • Iowa City is the worst city I've ever lived in. I've lived in 4 different states and oversees, and the level of incompetence of the leadership is among the worst I've seen. Taxes are high, cost of living
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  • Hiawatha, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,160
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  • Knoxville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,236
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  • Harlan, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,008
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  • Fort Madison, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,769
  • I love living in Fort Madison. It's a quiet family friendly place with beautiful Victorian houses and quaint downtown shops. The people are friendly, but it's not so small that everyone is nosy. There
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  • Fairfield, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,942
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  • Mason City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,546
  • There is no place that is quite like Mason City, Iowa. It has a charm that comes from generations and generations of kind and hardworking people coming together to create this beautiful place. Mason

Moving to a new city in Iowa is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Iowa with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Iowa is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

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