Downtown Des Moines school information

IndexDowntown Des MoinesDes MoinesIowa
Average Test Scores59%60%78%
Student/Teacher ration/a13:113:1
Total public schoolsn/a691,103
Total private schoolsn/a13209
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1096

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  • The average school test scores in Downtown Des Moines are 19% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Downtown Des Moines.
  • 88.2% of people in Downtown Des Moines have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.4% of people in Downtown Des Moines have completed high school.
  • 53.4% of people in Downtown Des Moines have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Downtown Des Moines

IndexDowntown Des MoinesDes MoinesIowa
Completed 8th grade88.2%82.4%88.9%
Completed high school85.4%81.4%87.2%
Completed some college76.7%55.9%58.8%
Completed associate degree60.1%33.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors53.4%24.7%26.4%
Completed masters17.8%7.4%8.4%
Completed professional degree5.2%2.3%2.6%
Completed doctorate0.2%0.8%1.1%

Highest level of education achieved in Downtown Des Moines (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Polk City, IA3,77094%90%
Johnston, IA18,87490%83%
Runnells, IA58590%82%
Ankeny, IA49,48889%82%
Norwalk, IA9,44488%80%
Des Moines, IA206,70260%23%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Modesto, CA205,98430%40%
Montgomery, AL204,09530%40%
Spokane, WA210,14248%3%
Rochester, NY210,46129%40%
Fayetteville, NC202,42139%20%
Des Moines, IA206,70260%23%
Source: The Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, 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.