DeKalb school information

IndexDeKalbIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores26%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools73,93879,221
Total private schools31,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The DeKalb, IL educational system consists of 7 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. DeKalb public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 16% lower than than the Illinois average and 47% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of DeKalb public schools is 17:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.3% have completed high school, 38.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in DeKalb are 47% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in DeKalb.
  • 89.3% of people in DeKalb have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.3% of people in DeKalb have completed high school.
  • 38.6% of people in DeKalb have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in DeKalb

IndexDeKalbIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade89.3%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school88.3%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college70.5%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.7%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.6%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters16.2%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.5%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.4%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hinckley, IL2,05353%8%
Big Rock, IL1,13950%1%
Lily Lake, IL1,25350%1%
Steward, IL31545%10%
Burlington, IL63441%17%
DeKalb, IL43,26926%47%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cleveland, TN43,27653%9%
Freeport, NY43,21736%26%
West Babylon, NY43,35945%8%
Annandale, VA43,15874%51%
Bothell, WA43,15354%10%
DeKalb, IL43,26926%47%
Source: The DeKalb, IL 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.