The Iowa AP Index

The Top 50 AP Schools In Iowa

The Iowa AP Index 2005-2016

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Key for the Tables Below
SymbolMeaning
  -    no score,
opted out,
or not in top 50
  x    school no
longer exists
(consolidated,
closed, etc.)

State average AP Index for All Public Schools, 2005-2015

 
State Average for Public Schools
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
0.60 0.57 0.52 0.49 0.44 0.38 0.36 0.31 0.29 0.27 0.24 -

The AP Index refers to exams and graduates from the previous spring. For example, the AP Index for 2006 is based on AP exams taken in May 2005 and a school’s total May/June graduates.

AP Index Scores of Schools Ranked #1 and #50, 2005-2015

 
#1 Index
#50 Index
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
3.35 3.43 3.93 3.21 3.08 2.93 2.60 2.21 2.19 2.83 3.36 1.95
0.62 0.58 0.54 0.49 0.47 0.40 0.40 0.38 0.38 0.32 0.35 0.30

The #1 school in 2006 and 2007 was Rivermont Collegiate, a Specially Accredited College Preparatory School. Specially Accredited College Preparatory Schools are not ranked in the AP Index beginning in 2008.


Nonpublic Schools__ Magnet School__ Specially Accredited College Preparatory School

AP Index Scores (and Rank) of Schools in the Top 50, 2005-2016

The table below presents the AP Index score (and rank) for public schools, accredited nonpublic schools, specially accredited college preparatory schools, and magnet schools who ranked in the Top 50 from 2005 through 2016.

Public Schools

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City School
Adel ADM Senior High School
Alburnett Alburnett Junior-Senior High School
Alleman North Polk Middle School & High School
Ames Ames High School
Anamosa Anamosa High School
Ankeny Ankeny Centennial High School
Ankeny Ankeny High School
Arlington Starmont High School
Bedford Bedford High School
Belle Plaine Belle Plaine Senior High School
Bettendorf Bettendorf High School
Bettendorf Pleasant Valley High School
Bondurant Bondurant-Farrar Jr-Sr High School
Carlisle Carlisle High School
Cedar Falls Cedar Falls High School
Cedar Rapids George Washington High School
Cedar Rapids John F. Kennedy High School
Cedar Rapids Prairie High School
Cedar Rapids Thomas Jefferson High School
Clinton Clinton High School
Conrad BCLUW High School
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln High School
Davenport Central High School
Davenport North High School
Davenport West High School
De Witt Central High School
Decorah Decorah High School
Des Moines Abraham Lincoln High School
Des Moines East High School
Des Moines Hoover High School
Des Moines North High School
Des Moines Roosevelt High School
Dubuque Dubuque Senior High School
Dubuque Hempstead High School
Durant Durant High School
Eldridge North Scott High School
Fairfield Fairfield High School
Greenfield Nodaway Valley High School
Grimes Dallas Center-Grimes Community High School
Hinton Hinton High School
Holstein Galva-Holstein High School
Humboldt Humboldt High School
Ida Grove OABCIG High School
Indianola Indianola High School
Iowa City Iowa City High School
Iowa City West Senior High School
Johnston Johnston Senior High School
Lansing Kee High School
Le Grand East Marshall Senior High School
Lisbon Lisbon High School
Lone Tree Lone Tree Junior-Senior High School
Manning Manning High School
Marengo Iowa Valley Jr-Sr High School
Marion Linn-Mar High School
Marshalltown Marshalltown High School
Mason City Mason City High School
Montezuma Montezuma High School
Mount Vernon Mount Vernon High School
Muscatine Muscatine High School
Neola Tri-Center High School
Nevada Nevada High School
New London New London Jr-Sr High School
Northwood Northwood-Kensett Jr-Sr High School
Norwalk Norwalk Senior High School
Onawa West Monona High School
Orange City MOC-Floyd Valley High School
Osceola Clarke Community High School
Oskaloosa Oskaloosa High School
Packwood Pekin Community High School
Pella Pella High School
Pleasant Hill Southeast Polk High School
Red Oak Red Oak High School
Russell Russell High School*
Sheffield West Fork High School**
Sioux Center Sioux Center High School
Sioux City Central Campus Individualized Learning Center
Sioux City East High School
Sioux City North High School
Sioux Rapids Sioux Central High
Spencer Spencer High School
St. Ansgar St. Ansgar High School
Thornburg Tri-County High School
Tiffin Clear Creek Amana High School
Tipton Tipton High School
Urbandale Urbandale High School
Victor H L V Jr-Sr High School
Villisca Villisca Community High School
Waterloo East High School
Waterloo West High School
Waukee Waukee Senior High School
Waukon Waukon High School
Wellman Mid-Prairie High School
West Bend West Bend-Mallard High School
West Branch West Branch High School
West Des Moines Valley High School
West Liberty West Liberty High School
Williamsburg Williamsburg Jr-Sr High School
Winterset Winterset Senior High School
Winthrop East Buchanan High School
Wyoming Midland Middle/High School
Wilton Wilton Jr-Sr High School
2016 (rank) 2015 (rank) 2014 (rank) 2013 (rank) 2012 (rank) 2011 (rank) 2010 (rank) 2009 (rank) 2008 (rank) 2007 (rank) 2006 (rank) 2005 (rank)
1.18 (25) 0.94 (29) 1.04 (25) 0.77 (29) 0.97 (14) - - 0.41 (43) - - - -
- - - 0.52 (47) 0.70 (29) - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - 0.41 (42) - 0.35 (49) -
1.83 (11) 1.90 (6) 2.15 (5) 2.16 (4) 2.12 (4) 1.87 (5) 1.75 (4) 1.59 (5) 1.24 (6) 1.05 (7) 0.93 (7) 0.75 (7)
- - - 0.63 (37) - - - 0.40 (46) - - - -
1.10 (30) 0.97 (28) - - - - - - - - - -
1.08 (31) 0.98 (27) 1.06 (24) 1.10 (15) 0.79 (24) 0.72 (26) 0.64 (23) 0.54 (30) 0.40 (45) 0.46 (31) 0.54 (26) 0.52 (19)
- - - - - - - 0.57 (28) - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.34 (41)
1.17 (27) - - - - - - - - - - -
1.35 (21) 1.13 (23) 1.40 (13) 0.99 (18) 1.04 (13) 1.01 (11) 1.03 (10) 0.92 (13) 0.75 (13) 0.61 (21) 0.49 (30) 0.54 (17)
0.69 (44) 0.72 (40) - 0.49 (50) - 0.55 (37) 0.55 (35) 0.52 (32) 0.61 (25) 0.67 (17) 0.59 (23) 0.54 (16)
- - - - - - - 0.39 (48) - - - -
0.69 (42) 0.69 (42) 0.75 (39) - - - - - - - - -
0.91 (38) 0.79 (37) 0.99 (29) 0.87 (22) 0.87 (22) 0.66 (28) 0.75 (17) 0.65 (25) 0.65 (22) 0.57 (25) 0.59 (22) 0.52 (21)
3.35 (1) 3.43 (1) 3.93 (1) 3.21 (1) 3.08 (1) 2.93 (1) 2.60 (1) 2.21 (1) 2.02 (2) 2.17 (2) 1.66 (3) 1.44 (2)
2.85 (3) 3.10 (2) 3.38 (2) 2.58 (2) 2.40 (3) 2.55 (2) 2.50 (2) 1.73 (2) 1.55 (3) 1.50 (5) 1.40 (4) 1.05 (3)
0.98 (34) 1.07 (24) 1.07 (22) 0.75 (31) 0.91 (17) 0.90 (18) 0.64 (24) 0.41 (42) 0.39 (48) - - -
1.13 (29) 1.40 (19) 1.49 (11) 0.80 (25) 0.79 (25) 0.62 (30) 0.63 (25) 0.51 (33) 0.45 (36) 0.40 (34) 0.36 (46) -
1.07 (32) 0.92 (30) 1.03 (26) 0.83 (24) - 0.43 (49) 0.44 (43) 0.45 (39) - - - -
- - 0.72 (37) - - 0.56 (36) - 0.40 (45) - - 0.40 (40) 0.59 (11)
- 0.60 (49) - - 0.61 (33) 0.79 (23) 0.48 (39) - 0.40 (47) 0.39 (36) 0.41 (39) -
0.94 (36) 0.76 (38) 0.67 (42) 0.59 (41) 0.60 (35) 0.48 (44) - - - - - -
- 0.72 (41) 0.57 (47) - - - - - - - - -
1.07 (33) 0.87 (33) 0.81 (35) 0.63 (39) 0.61 (34) 0.48 (42) - - - - - -
- - - - - - 0.43 (46) - - - - -
1.21 (23) 1.77 (9) 1.39 (15) 1.17 (13) 1.12 (11) 0.98 (13) 0.70 (18) 0.69 (21) 0.41 (43) 0.53 (29) - -
1.44 (18) 1.29 (20) 1.01 (27) 0.75 (30) - - - - - - 0.37 (45) -
0.80 (41) 1.17 (21) 0.59 (45) 0.64 (36) - - - - - - - -
1.48 (17) 1.58 (12) 1.48 (12) 0.80 (26) 0.48 (49) 0.49 (41) - 0.46 (38) 0.55 (29) - - -
2.39 (4) 1.49 (16) 1.31 (18) 0.77 (28) - - - - - - - -
3.07 (2) 2.84 (4) 2.55 (4) 1.87 (7) 1.69 (6) 1.68 (6) 1.62 (5) 1.49 (6) 1.31 (5) 0.58 (23) 1.26 (5) 0.57 (14)
1.37 (20) 1.41 (18) 1.55 (10) 1.25 (11) 1.34 (7) 1.03 (10) 1.00 (11) 0.76 (16) 0.90 (9) 1.04 (8) 0.70 (17) 0.48 (26)
1.43 (19) 1.57 (13) 1.37 (16) 1.16 (14) 1.26 (8) 1.11 (9) 1.05 (9) 1.01 (10) 1.13 (8) 0.87 (11) 0.81 (9) 0.71 (8)
- - - - - - 0.42 (49) - - - - -
- 0.61 (47) - - - - - - - - - -
- 0.58 (50) - 0.52 (48) - 0.55 (38) - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - 0.34 (45) - -
1.34 (22) 1.16 (22) 1.01 (28) 1.09 (17) 0.87 (21) 0.45 (46) - - - - - -
- - - - - - 0.53 (37) - - - - -
- - - - - 0.43 (48) - - - - - -
- - 0.61 (44) - - - - - - - - -
- - 0.54 (50) - - - - - 0.38 (49) - 0.35 (50) -
0.66 (47) - 0.57 (48) 0.53 (45) 0.54 (40) 0.55 (39) 0.62 (27) 0.56 (29) 0.43 (38) - - -
1.78 (12) 1.62 (11) 1.12 (21) 0.95 (20) 0.76 (27) 0.75 (25) 0.81 (14) 0.67 (22) 0.67 (19) 0.59 (22) 0.70 (18) 0.46 (29)
2.16 (7) 2.01 (5) 1.91 (7) 1.97 (5) 1.83 (5) 1.95 (4) 1.80 (3) 1.63 (4) 1.50 (4) 1.14 (6) 1.15 (6) 1.01 (4)
0.90 (39) 0.83 (35) 0.63 (43) 0.65 (34) 0.55 (39) 0.61 (32) 0.62 (26) 0.43 (40) 0.58 (27) 0.79 (12) 0.57 (24) 0.52 (23)
- - - - - - - - 0.38 (50) - - -
- - - - 0.50 (47) - 0.56 (34) 0.53 (31) 0.64 (23) 1.62 (4) 0.75 (13) -
- - - - - - 0.40 (50) 0.38 (49) 0.72 (16) 0.45 (32) 0.69 (19) 0.53 (18)
- - - 0.57 (43) 0.59 (36) - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 0.38 (50) - - - -
0.69 (43) 0.60 (48) 0.77 (38) 0.70 (32) 0.63 (31) - - - - - 0.36 (48) -
1.50 (16) 1.49 (15) 1.32 (17) 1.09 (16) 0.91 (19) 0.92 (16) 0.81 (15) 0.85 (15) 0.83 (11) 0.68 (16) 0.71 (16) 0.48 (27)
- - - - - - 0.48 (40) 0.48 (37) - - 0.36 (47) 0.34 (43)
0.67 (46) 0.65 (43) 0.58 (46) - 0.54 (41) - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - 0.32 (50) - 0.36 (38)
- - - - - 0.43 (47) 0.66 (21) 0.66 (24) 0.57 (28) - - -
1.53 (15) - - 0.52 (46) 0.51 (45) 0.62 (31) 0.51 (38) 0.50 (35) 0.66 (20) 0.73 (15) 0.71 (15) 0.58 (13)
- - - - - - - - - 0.34 (47) - -
- - - - - - - - 0.46 (33) 0.65 (19) 0.45 (32) 0.38 (36)
- - - - - - - 0.50 (34) - - - -
- - - - - - - - 0.40 (44) 0.56 (26) 0.40 (41) -
1.16 (28) 1.54 (14) 0.92 (32) 0.93 (21) 0.78 (26) 0.88 (20) 0.93 (12) 0.88 (14) 0.79 (12) 0.91 (10) 0.89 (8) 0.95 (5)
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.35 (39)
- - - - - - - - - 0.37 (39) - 0.31 (48)
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.32 (47)
- - - - - - - - 0.41 (41) 0.36 (42) 0.43 (34) 0.41 (35)
- - - - - - - - 0.44 (37) 0.38 (38) 0.50 (29) -
- - 0.54 (49) - - - 0.43 (47) - - - - -
1.18 (24) - 0.68 (40) - 0.53 (43) 0.56 (34) 0.59 (30) 0.59 (27) 0.75 (14) - 0.37 (43) -
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.43 (33)
x x x x x x x - - 0.55 (28) 0.73 (14) -
- - - - - - - - - - 0.39 (42) 0.52 (22)
- - - - - 0.48 (43) 0.47 (41) - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - 0.67 (20) -
- - - - - - 0.44 (45) - - - - -
- 0.63 (45) - 0.56 (44) - 0.61 (33) 0.44 (44) - - - - -
0.65 (49) - 0.91 (34) - 0.74 (28) 0.95 (15) - - - - - -
- - - 0.63 (38) 0.54 (42) 0.47 (45) 0.66 (22) - 0.40 (46) 0.42 (33) - 0.60 (9)
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.34 (42)
- - - - - - - - 0.46 (34) - - -
- 0.89 (31) - 0.51 (49) 0.49 (48) 0.56 (35) 0.42 (48) - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - 0.34 (48) - 0.32 (46)
- - - - - - 0.45 (42) 0.39 (47) 0.43 (40) 0.39 (35) 0.41 (38) 0.35 (40)
0.62 (50) 0.73 (39) - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.36 (37)
- - - - - - - - - - 0.49 (31) -
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.43 (32)
1.17 (26) 1.02 (25) 1.22 (19) 0.96 (19) 0.59 (37) - - - - 0.36 (41) - -
- - - - - - - - - 0.35 (43) - -
1.63 (13) 1.48 (17) 1.73 (8) 1.90 (6) 1.19 (10) 0.89 (19) 1.39 (6) 1.01 (9) 1.21 (7) 0.97 (9) 0.51 (28) 0.55 (15)
- - - - - - 0.55 (36) 0.71 (20) 0.73 (15) 0.55 (27) 0.77 (12) 0.45 (30)
- - - 0.64 (35) 0.63 (32) 0.82 (21) - 0.72 (19) 0.90 (10) - - -
2.01 (9) 1.86 (8) 1.91 (6) 1.29 (10) 1.19 (9) 1.13 (8) 1.16 (8) 1.10 (7) 0.64 (24) 0.34 (46) 0.37 (44) 0.30 (50)
1.93 (10) 0.85 (34) 1.20 (20) 1.47 (9) 0.93 (16) 0.95 (14) 0.67 (20) 0.92 (12) 0.60 (26) 0.77 (13) 0.42 (37) 0.52 (20)
- - - 0.61 (40) 0.52 (44) 0.69 (27) 0.67 (19) - 0.49 (32) 0.38 (37) 0.52 (27) -
- - - - - - - - - - - 0.30 (49)
- - - - - - - - - 0.35 (44) 0.65 (21) 0.89 (6)
- - - - - - - - 0.43 (39) 0.32 (49) - -
- - - - - 0.40 (50) - - - - - -

*Closed at the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Students from the district were sent to schools in Chariton, Wayne County, and Albia.

**Listed as SCMT High School in earlier AP Indices.

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Nonpublic Schools

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City School
Carroll Kuemper High School
Cedar Falls Valley Lutheran High School
Cedar Rapids Xavier High School
Clinton Prince of Peace Catholic High School**
Davenport Assumption High School
Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School
Dyersville Beckman High School
Fort Madison Holy Trinity High School Holy Trinity Jr.-Sr. High*
Iowa City Regina Junior/Senior High School
Kalona Iowa Mennonite School
Mason City Newman Catholic High School
Urbandale Des Moines Christian School
Waterloo Columbus Catholic High School
West Des Moines Dowling Catholic High School
West Des Moines Iowa Christian Academy
2016 (rank) 2015 (rank) 2014 (rank) 2013 (rank) 2012 (rank) 2011 (rank) 2010 (rank) 2009 (rank) 2008 (rank) 2007 (rank) 2006 (rank) 2005 (rank)
- 0.64 (44) 0.93 (30) 0.58 (42) 0.90 (20) 1.13 (7) 0.57 (32) 0.66 (23) 0.52 (30) 0.52 (30) 0.45 (33) 0.60 (10)
2.07 (8) 0.88 (32) - - - - - - - - - -
0.81 (40) 1.64 (10) 1.06 (23) 1.20 (12) 0.91 (18) 0.77 (24) 0.82 (13) 1.02 (8) 0.70 (18) 0.65 (20) 0.81 (10) 0.52 (24)
2.33 (5) 1.00 (26) 0.92 (31) 0.86 (23) 0.95 (15) 1.00 (12) 0.79 (16) 0.60 (26) - 0.36 (40) - 0.41 (34)
0.65 (48) - - 0.68 (33) - 0.53 (40) - 0.74 (17) - - - 0.33 (45)
1.59 (14) 1.87 (7) 1.60 (9) 1.64 (8) 1.12 (12) 0.92 (17) 0.58 (31) 0.92 (11) 0.65 (21) 0.66 (18) 0.57 (25) 0.48 (25)
- - - - 0.47 (50) - - - - - 0.43 (35) -
- - - - 0.66 (30) - - - - - - 0.33 (44)
2.17 (6) 2.87 (3) 2.72 (3) 2.38 (3) 2.93 (2) 2.05 (3) 1.32 (7) 1.69 (3) 2.19 (1) 2.14 (3) 2.20 (2) 1.95 (1)
0.96 (35) - 0.68 (41) - 0.50 (46) 0.82 (22) 0.61 (29) 0.49 (36) 0.46 (35) - - -
- - - - - - - 0.73 (18) 0.71 (17) - - -
- 0.62 (46) 0.92 (33) - - - - - - - - -
- - - - 0.56 (38) - 0.57 (33) 0.42 (41) - 0.75 (14) 0.42 (36) 0.48 (28)
0.67 (45) - 0.79 (36) 0.79 (27) 0.86 (23) 0.63 (29) 0.61 (28) 0.40 (44) 0.51 (31) 0.58 (24) 0.78 (11) 0.59 (12)
0.94 (37) 0.82 (36) 1.40 (14) - - - - - - - - -

*Formerly Ft. Madison Aquinas Catholic and Marquette.

**Formerly Prince of Peace College Preparatory.

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Magnet School

City School
Des Moines Des Moines Central Campus High School
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
2.52 4.91 5.48 5.21 7.62 3.28 6.24 6.07 6.64 3.04 6.09 5.93

Note: Magnet schools are not included in the AP Index rankings.

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Specially Accredited College Preparatory School

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City School
Bettendorf Rivermont Collegiate
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 (rank) 2006 (rank) 2005 (rank)
3.30 5.33 2.50 4.71 2.73 3.50 2.10 4.00 4.75 2.83 (1) 3.36 (1) -

Note: In 2005, Waterloo Christian (formerly Walnut Ridge Baptist School) was ranked 31 with an Index of 0.44. Beginning with the 2008 AP Index, specially accredited college prep schools are no longer ranked with the public and nonpublic schools.

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