Cedar Rapids school information

IndexCedar RapidsIowaNational
Average Test Scores72%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools391,10179,221
Total private schools1520824,874
Total post-secondary schools6967,963
The Cedar Rapids, IA educational system consists of 39 public schools, 15 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Cedar Rapids public schools have average test scores of 72% which is 8% lower than than the Iowa average and 46% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cedar Rapids public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.8% have completed high school, 31.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Cedar Rapids are 46% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in Cedar Rapids.
  • 90.5% of people in Cedar Rapids have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.8% of people in Cedar Rapids have completed high school.
  • 31.8% of people in Cedar Rapids have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cedar Rapids

IndexCedar RapidsIowaNational
Completed 8th grade90.5%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school89.8%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college67.1%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.6%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.8%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.0%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

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

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Cedar Rapids, IA129,53772%46%

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Source: The Cedar Rapids, IA 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.