The Belin-Blank Center  The University of Iowa

The 2013 Iowa AP Index

Top 50 AP Schools in Iowa

Each year since 2005, the Belin-Blank Center has released the Iowa AP Index to recognize the Top 50 Iowa accredited public and nonpublic high schools for providing Advanced Placement opportunities to Iowa’s high school students. The 2013 Iowa AP Index is based on May 2012 AP exams and May/June 2012 graduation data.

View the Iowa 2013 AP Index Top 50 Schools

Top 5 Schools
1George Washington High SchoolCedar Rapids
2John F. Kennedy High SchoolCedar Rapids
3Regina Junior/Senior High SchoolIowa City
4Ames High SchoolAmes
5West Senior High SchoolIowa City
Distinction School City Rank
Highest-ranking nonpublic schoolRegina Junior/Senior High SchoolIowa City3
Smallest graduating class (22 students)*Prince of Peace Catholic High SchoolClinton23
Largest graduating class (594 students)*Valley High SchoolWest Des Moines10
Special Recognition
Magnet schoolDes Moines Central Campus High SchoolDes Moines 
Highest-ranking college prep schoolRivermont CollegiateBettendorf 

*Out of schools in the top 50

The Top 50 schools range from rural to urban, public to nonpublic, and they span the state’s geography. There are 43 public and 7 nonpublic schools in the Top 50. The Top 50 ranking and state average for 2005-2013 can be viewed here.

The Iowa AP Index focuses only on AP opportunities. We encourage high schools to continue their efforts at offering AP courses and other college-level curriculum (e.g., through concurrent enrollment courses and Postsecondary Enrollment Options), and we applaud students for stepping up to the academic challenge.

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