Iowa City school information

IndexIowa CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores73%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools151,10179,221
Total private schools320824,874
Total post-secondary schools3967,963
The Iowa City, IA educational system consists of 15 public schools, 3 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Iowa City public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 7% lower than than the Iowa average and 47% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Iowa City public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.1% have completed high school, 59.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 14.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Iowa City are 47% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Iowa City.
  • 94.3% of people in Iowa City have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.1% of people in Iowa City have completed high school.
  • 59.9% of people in Iowa City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Iowa City

IndexIowa CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade94.3%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school93.1%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college82.2%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree66.7%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors59.9%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters30.9%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree14.1%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate8.1%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Solon, IA2,39988%79%
Oxford, IA87485%72%
North Liberty, IA16,98483%69%
Tiffin, IA2,53081%64%
West Branch, IA2,58181%64%
Iowa City, IA72,38573%47%

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Waldorf, MD72,41336%28%
Rapid City, SD72,44142%15%
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Iowa City, IA72,38573%47%
Source: The Iowa City, 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.