Joliet school information

IndexJolietIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores25%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools453,93879,221
Total private schools181,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools33067,963
The Joliet, IL educational system consists of 45 public schools, 18 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Joliet public schools have average test scores of 25% which is 19% lower than than the Illinois average and 48% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Joliet public schools is 17:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.2% have completed high school, 22.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Joliet are 48% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 45 public schools in Joliet.
  • 81.9% of people in Joliet have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.2% of people in Joliet have completed high school.
  • 22.4% of people in Joliet have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Joliet

IndexJolietIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade81.9%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school80.2%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college53.9%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.0%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.4%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ingalls Park, IL2,87267%36%
Palos Park, IL4,93459%19%
Manhattan, IL7,40555%12%
Hickory Hills, IL13,85854%10%
Palos Heights, IL12,54450%1%
Joliet, IL147,51525%48%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Torrance, CA147,30758%18%
Bridgeport, CT147,02220%59%
Hollywood, FL148,11448%3%
Paterson, NJ146,89419%60%
Clarksville, TN146,28164%30%
Joliet, IL147,51525%48%
Source: The Joliet, IL 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.