Cape Girardeau school information

IndexCape GirardeauMissouriNational
Average Test Scores49%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools151,89979,221
Total private schools953124,874
Total post-secondary schools52137,963
The Cape Girardeau, MO educational system consists of 15 public schools, 9 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Cape Girardeau public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 5% lower than than the Missouri average and 1% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cape Girardeau public schools is 11:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.4% have completed high school, 34.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Cape Girardeau are 1% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Cape Girardeau.
  • 86.9% of people in Cape Girardeau have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.4% of people in Cape Girardeau have completed high school.
  • 34.1% of people in Cape Girardeau have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cape Girardeau

IndexCape GirardeauMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade86.9%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school85.4%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.5%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.8%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.1%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters13.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.0%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oak Ridge, MO23761%23%
Jackson, MO14,64157%15%
Benton, MO87852%5%
Chaffee, MO2,94545%10%
Delta, MO32044%11%
Cape Girardeau, MO39,20049%1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Greenacres, FL39,19043%12%
Germantown, TN39,21372%46%
Kendall West, FL39,21969%40%
Winter Garden, FL39,21962%26%
Woburn, MA39,22069%41%
Cape Girardeau, MO39,20049%1%
Source: The Cape Girardeau, MO 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.