Southwestern Hills school information

IndexSouthwestern HillsDes MoinesIowa
Average Test Scores75%60%78%
Student/Teacher ration/a13:113:1
Total public schoolsn/a691,101
Total private schoolsn/a13208
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1096

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  • The average school test scores in Southwestern Hills are 53% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Southwestern Hills.
  • 90.6% of people in Southwestern Hills have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.6% of people in Southwestern Hills have completed high school.
  • 39.6% of people in Southwestern Hills have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Southwestern Hills

IndexSouthwestern HillsDes MoinesIowa
Completed 8th grade90.6%82.6%89.2%
Completed high school90.6%81.4%87.7%
Completed some college75.0%56.8%59.8%
Completed associate degree48.2%34.8%38.4%
Completed bachelors39.6%25.2%27.2%
Completed masters13.3%7.5%8.7%
Completed professional degree5.4%2.5%2.7%
Completed doctorate2.2%0.8%1.1%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Johnston, IA19,49190%83%
Ankeny, IA53,41389%82%
Van Meter, IA1,25689%81%
Norwalk, IA9,94488%80%
Waukee, IA16,95588%79%
Des Moines, IA212,85960%23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Birmingham, AL212,42422%55%
Spokane, WA212,07848%3%
San Bernardino, CA214,58120%58%
Rochester, NY210,29129%40%
Richmond, VA216,77364%31%
Des Moines, IA212,85960%23%
Source: The Southwestern Hills, Des Moines, 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.