Fort Dodge school information

IndexFort DodgeIowaNational
Average Test Scores62%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools101,10179,221
Total private schools420824,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Fort Dodge, IA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Fort Dodge public schools have average test scores of 62% which is 20% lower than than the Iowa average and 25% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Dodge public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.0% have completed high school, 22.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Dodge are 25% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Fort Dodge.
  • 85.8% of people in Fort Dodge have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.0% of people in Fort Dodge have completed high school.
  • 22.8% of people in Fort Dodge have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Dodge

IndexFort DodgeIowaNational
Completed 8th grade85.8%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school84.0%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college58.5%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.0%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.8%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Humboldt, IA4,60287%77%
Eagle Grove, IA3,46878%59%
Barnum, IA28476%54%
Gilmore City, IA47270%41%
Fort Dodge, IA24,62662%25%

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Waverly, MI24,61742%14%
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Fort Dodge, IA24,62662%25%
Source: The Fort Dodge, 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.