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Top 10 Best Cedar Rapids Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 20,922 students in Cedar Rapids, IA (there are , serving 4,094 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Cedar Rapids, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Cedar Rapids, IA are Viola Gibson Elementary School, Prairie Ridge Elementary School and Prairie High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cedar Rapids, IA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 68% statewide average). Schools in Cedar Rapids have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Cedar Rapids, IA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Viola Gibson Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6101 Gibson Dr Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
(319) 558-2920
Grades: PK-5
| 577 students
Rank: #22.
Prairie Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
278 South Prairie Rd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5100
Grades: PK-4
| 435 students
Rank: #33.
Prairie High School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 76th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5340
Grades: 10-12
| 1,290 students
Rank: #44.
John F Kennedy High School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4545 Wenig Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2251
Grades: 9-12
| 1,741 students
Rank: #55.
Prairie Point
(Math: 62% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8015 Kirkwood Blvd
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5500
Grades: 7-9
| 1,338 students
Rank: #66.
Bowman Woods Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
151 Boyson Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 447-3240
Grades: PK-4
| 444 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Jackson Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 38th St Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2471
Grades: PK-5
| 312 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Prairie View Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
251 Prairie Hill Ct Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5260
Grades: PK-4
| 406 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
West Willow Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6225 1st Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-3130
Grades: PK-5
| 453 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Prairie Crest Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 76th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5280
Grades: PK-4
| 410 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Truman Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
441 West Post Rd Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2375
Grades: K-5
| 240 students
Rank: #1212.
Harding Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4801 Golf St Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2254
Grades: 6-8
| 712 students
Rank: #1313.
Prairie Creek
(Math: 60% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
380 South Prairie Rd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5310
Grades: 5-6
| 825 students
Rank: #1414.
Pierce Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4343 Marilyn Dr Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2373
Grades: K-5
| 327 students
Rank: #1515.
Taft Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5200 E Ave Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2243
Grades: 6-8
| 574 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Prairie Heights Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
190 76th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5230
Grades: PK-4
| 401 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Prairie Hill Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
151 Prairie Hill Ct Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5330
Grades: PK-4
| 471 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Arthur Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2630 B Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2264
Grades: PK-5
| 288 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Kenwood Leadership School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3700 E Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2273
Grades: PK-5
| 418 students
Rank: #2020.
George Washington High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2205 Forest Dr Se
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 558-3011
Grades: 9-12
| 1,272 students
Rank: #2121.
Franklin Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 20th St Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2452
Grades: 6-8
| 534 students
Rank: #2222.
Thomas Jefferson High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1243 20th St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 558-2435
Grades: 9-12
| 1,545 students
Rank: #2323.
Erskine Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
600 36th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 558-2364
Grades: K-5
| 276 students
Rank: #2424.
Madison Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1341 Woodside Dr Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 555-2000
Grades: K-5
| 165 students
Rank: #2525.
Grant Wood Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
645 26th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 558-2467
Grades: PK-5
| 347 students
Rank: #2626.
Mckinley Steam Academy
(Math: 45% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
620 10th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 558-2348
Grades: 6-8
| 486 students
Rank: #2727.
Prairie Edge
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
401 76th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 298-3406
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #2828.
Wright Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1524 Hollywood Blvd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2278
Grades: PK-5
| 305 students
Rank: #2929.
Wilson Middle School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2301 J St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 558-3387
Grades: 6-8
| 402 students
Rank: #3030.
Cleveland Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 1st Ave Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2463
Grades: PK-5
| 330 students
Rank: #3131.
Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy
(Math: 36% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
300 13th St Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2153
Grades: 6-8
| 560 students
Rank: #3232.
Van Buren Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2525 29th St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 558-2377
Grades: K-5
| 363 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Harrison Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1310 11th St Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2269
Grades: PK-5
| 305 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4141 Johnson Ave Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2369
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Grant Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
254 Outlook Dr Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 558-2020
Grades: K-5
| 289 students
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2500 Edgewood Rd
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-1629
Grades: 6-12
| 598 students
3200 Pioneer Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 558-2176
Grades: PK-K
| 278 students
1500 B Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 558-2475
Grades: PK-5
| 244 students
401 76th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 848-5310
Grades: 6-8
| 945 students
5200 E Ave Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 558-2246
Grades: 6-8
| 22 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cedar Rapids, IA?
The top ranked public schools in Cedar Rapids, IA include Viola Gibson Elementary School, Prairie Ridge Elementary School and Prairie High School.
How many public schools are located in Cedar Rapids, IA?
42 public schools are located in Cedar Rapids, IA.
What percentage of students in Cedar Rapids, IA go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Cedar Rapids, IA are educated in public schools (compared to the IA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cedar Rapids, IA?
Cedar Rapids, IA public schools minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public schools average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

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