Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonMissouriNational
Average Test Scores36%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools41,89979,221
Total private schools153124,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a2137,963
The Charleston, MO educational system consists of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Charleston public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 28% lower than than the Missouri average and 26% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Charleston public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 70.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 64.0% have completed high school, 10.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Charleston are 26% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Charleston.
  • 70.2% of people in Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 64.0% of people in Charleston have completed high school.
  • 10.2% of people in Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade70.2%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school64.0%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college35.1%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree12.3%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.2%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Benton, MO87852%5%
East Prairie, MO3,15147%5%
Sikeston, MO16,46438%22%
Matthews, MO77325%50%
Mounds, IL1,05423%54%
Charleston, MO5,85536%26%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Roseland, CA5,85926%48%
Prosser, WA5,86043%13%
Wesley Hills, NY5,86013%73%
Spring Hill, KS5,86347%4%
Dowagiac, MI5,86340%20%
Charleston, MO5,85536%26%
Source: The Charleston, 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.