Council Bluffs school information

IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Average Test Scores69%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:113:116:1
Total public schools251,10179,221
Total private schools520824,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Council Bluffs, IA educational system consists of 25 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Council Bluffs public schools have average test scores of 69% which is 11% lower than than the Iowa average and 41% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Council Bluffs public schools is 17:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.1% have completed high school, 18.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 83.5% of people in Council Bluffs have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.1% of people in Council Bluffs have completed high school.
  • 18.0% of people in Council Bluffs have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Council Bluffs

IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Completed 8th grade83.5%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.1%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college52.5%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.1%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.0%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.4%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.1%1.3%

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

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Council Bluffs, IA62,32669%41%
Source: The Council Bluffs, 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.