Council Bluffs school information

IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Average Test Scores69%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:113:116:1
Total public schools251,10379,235
Total private schools520924,875
Total post-secondary schools2967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Council Bluffs are 41% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Council Bluffs.
  • 83.7% of people in Council Bluffs have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.0% of people in Council Bluffs have completed high school.
  • 17.5% of people in Council Bluffs have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Council Bluffs

IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Completed 8th grade83.7%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school82.0%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college52.0%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree27.9%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors17.5%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters5.0%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Treynor, IA99389%80%
Papillion, NE21,10086%76%
Underwood, IA92586%74%
Crescent, IA51585%72%
La Vista, NE17,12584%72%
Council Bluffs, IA62,26169%41%

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Taylor, MI62,33132%36%
Dundalk, MD62,18633%34%
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Hamilton, OH62,36668%39%
Eden Prairie, MN62,09675%52%
Council Bluffs, IA62,26169%41%
Source: The Council Bluffs, IA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.