Clarksdale school information

IndexClarksdaleMississippiNational
Average Test Scores18%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools1689379,221
Total private schools420624,874
Total post-secondary schools1687,963
The Clarksdale, MS educational system consists of 16 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Clarksdale public schools have average test scores of 18% which is 36% lower than than the Mississippi average and 64% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Clarksdale public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.4% have completed high school, 19.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Clarksdale are 64% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Clarksdale.
  • 75.4% of people in Clarksdale have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.4% of people in Clarksdale have completed high school.
  • 19.2% of people in Clarksdale have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Clarksdale

IndexClarksdaleMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade75.4%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school73.4%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college51.8%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.7%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.2%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%0.9%1.3%

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Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lyon, MS32230%40%
Friars Point, MS1,06125%50%
Jonestown, MS1,42720%60%
Duncan, MS38510%80%
Clarksdale, MS16,99418%64%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Merrifield, VA17,00087%77%
North Liberty, IA16,98483%69%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
Country Walk, FL16,97563%28%
Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA17,01435%29%
Clarksdale, MS16,99418%64%
Source: The Clarksdale, MS 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.