Gary school information

IndexGaryIndianaNational
Average Test Scores42%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:122:116:1
Total public schools461,75579,235
Total private schools767524,875
Total post-secondary schools31417,965

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  • The average school test scores in Gary are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 46 public schools in Gary.
  • 80.2% of people in Gary have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.5% of people in Gary have completed high school.
  • 13.1% of people in Gary have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gary

IndexGaryIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade80.2%84.4%83.8%
Completed high school78.5%82.6%82.4%
Completed some college46.9%52.7%58.4%
Completed associate degree20.4%31.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors13.1%23.6%29.3%
Completed masters4.5%8.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree0.8%2.3%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Winfield, IN4,88885%73%
Munster, IN23,32583%69%
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Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,85482%67%
St. John, IN15,45679%60%
Gary, IN79,16542%15%

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Gary, IN79,16542%15%
Source: The Gary, IN 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.