Alton school information

IndexAltonIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores24%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:118:116:1
Total public schools123,93879,221
Total private schools71,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Alton, IL educational system consists of 12 public schools, 7 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Alton public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 25% lower than than the Illinois average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Alton public schools is 13:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.7% have completed high school, 17.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Alton are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Alton.
  • 84.1% of people in Alton have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.7% of people in Alton have completed high school.
  • 17.5% of people in Alton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Alton

IndexAltonIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade84.1%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.7%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college55.7%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.9%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.5%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters5.9%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Alton (high school & post-secondary)

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Maryland Heights, MO27,35967%37%
Glen Carbon, IL12,78257%15%
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Edwardsville, IL25,04453%8%
Hazelwood, MO25,60453%7%
Alton, IL27,17524%52%

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Thomasville, NC27,17842%15%
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Alton, IL27,17524%52%
Source: The Alton, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.