Des Moines school information

IndexDes MoinesWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores47%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools91,99179,235
Total private schools554824,875
Total post-secondary schools21477,965

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  • The average school test scores in Des Moines are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Des Moines.
  • 81.1% of people in Des Moines have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.3% of people in Des Moines have completed high school.
  • 23.0% of people in Des Moines have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade81.1%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school80.3%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college58.2%66.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree33.2%42.0%37.2%
Completed bachelors23.0%32.3%29.3%
Completed masters6.8%11.7%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mercer Island, WA23,63683%69%
Sammamish, WA49,07781%65%
Klahanie, WA11,53881%64%
Maple Valley, WA24,04073%49%
Newcastle, WA10,79273%47%
Des Moines, WA30,40347%4%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ithaca, NY30,39956%13%
Miami Lakes, FL30,39656%14%
Chicago Heights, IL30,41016%68%
Clearfield, UT30,36133%32%
North Royalton, OH30,35390%83%
Des Moines, WA30,40347%4%
Source: The Des Moines, WA 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.