Dawson Springs school information

IndexDawson SpringsKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores42%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools31,15779,221
Total private schoolsn/a29824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1307,963
The Dawson Springs, KY educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Dawson Springs public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 11% lower than than the Kentucky average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dawson Springs public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 71.6% have completed high school, 7.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Dawson Springs are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Dawson Springs.
  • 75.2% of people in Dawson Springs have completed 8th grade.
  • 71.6% of people in Dawson Springs have completed high school.
  • 7.4% of people in Dawson Springs have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dawson Springs

IndexDawson SpringsKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade75.2%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school71.6%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college33.2%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree14.3%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors7.4%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters3.4%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%0.9%1.3%

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

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Dawson Springs, KY2,74142%15%

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Dawson Springs, KY2,74142%15%
Source: The Dawson Springs, KY 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.