Denver Schools continue to rank at top
By Lindsey Corell

Denver Community School District has been among the top in two recent rankings by and in U.S. News and World Report. ranked Denver 17th by analyzing key metrics and data from over 10,000 schools. Number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student-to-teacher ratio and standardized test results contributed to the ranking.

Ranking number one was Gilbert Community School District, second was Ankeny Community School District and ranking number three was Waukee Community School District.

Surrounding Denver in the rankings were Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District ranking 16th and Cedar Falls Community School District ranking 18th.

“We are very proud of our students, staff and community,” said Superintendent Brad Laures. “This is another indicator of how special of a place Denver is. We continue to look at ways to get better and improve. It is a great day to be a Denver Cyclone.”

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Denver High School was ranked 30th across Iowa and 3,636th nationally in the U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of best high schools. Over 17,000 schools across the country were ranked, 319 of them were honored in Iowa.

Cedar Falls High School ranked 11th in Iowa and 2,054 nationally. Hudson High School ranked 23rd in Iowa and 3,136 nationally. Waverly-Shell Rock High School ranked 59th in Iowa and 6,770 nationally.

Schools were ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.

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