The Iowa AP Index

The 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 2016 Iowa AP Index is based on May 2015 AP exams and May/June 2015 graduation data.

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Highlights of This Year's Index

Top 5 Schools

  1. George Washington High School, Cedar Rapids
  2. Roosevelt High School, Des Moines
  3. John F. Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids
  4. North High School, Des Moines
  5. Prince Of Peace Catholic School, Clinton

The Iowa AP Index focuses only on AP opportunities. We encourage high schools to continue their efforts at offering AP courses, and we applaud students for stepping up to the academic challenge.

Highest-Ranking Nonpublic School

#5, Prince Of Peace Catholic School, Clinton

Special Recognition

Specially Accredited College Preparatory School

Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf, with an AP Index of 3.30

Magnet School

Des Moines Central Campus High School, Des Moines, with an AP Index of 2.52

Smallest graduating class (9 students)*

Prince of Peace Catholic High School, Clinton, #5

Largest graduating class (593 students)*

Valley High School, West Des Moines, #9

*Out of schools in the top 50