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'''Iowa''' is home to 1,487 schools and 495,775 K-12 students.<ref>[ ''State Education Data Profiles'' Accessed August 15, 2013]</ref>
'''Iowa''' is home to 1,411 schools and 495,870 K-12 students.<ref>[ ''State Education Data Profiles'' Accessed August 15, 2013]</ref>
==Quick facts==
==Quick facts==

Revision as of 12:02, 24 March 2014

K-12 Education in Iowa
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Brad Buck
Number of students: 495,870[1]
Number of teachers: 34,658
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:14.3
Number of school districts: 361
Number of schools: 1,411
Graduation rate: 89%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $9,807[3]
See also
Iowa Department of EducationList of school districts in IowaIowaSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Iowa
Glossary of education terms

Iowa is home to 1,411 schools and 495,870 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Rosie Hussey, President
    • Charles C. Edwards, Jr., Vice President
    • Diane Crookham-Johnson, Board Member
    • Sister Jude Fitzpatrick, Board Member
    • Michael Knedler, Board Member
    • Valorie Kruse, Board Member
    • William "Mike" May, Board Member
    • Max Phillips, Board Member
    • LaMetta Wynn, Board Member
    • Edgar Thornton, Board Member


The following table displays the top eight Iowa school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Des Moines Public Schools
2.) Cedar Rapids Community School District
3.) Davenport Community Schools
4.) Sioux City Community Schools
5.) Iowa City Community School District
6.) Dubuque Community Schools
7.) Waterloo Community Schools
8.) Council Bluffs Community School District


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Iowa.[5]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 81.5%
Hispanic 8.5%
African American 5.1%
Asian 2.1%
American Indian 0.5%
Two or More 2.2%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Iowa school board elections, 2014

No top enrollment districts in Iowa are scheduled to hold elections in 2014.

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. State Education Data Profiles Accessed August 15, 2013
  5. State Profiles Accessed August 15, 2013