Marion school information

IndexMarionIowaNational
Average Test Scores84%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools111,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Marion, IA educational system consists of 11 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Marion public schools have average test scores of 84% which is 8% higher than than the Iowa average and 71% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Marion public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.3% have completed high school, 34.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Marion are 71% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Marion.
  • 92.7% of people in Marion have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.3% of people in Marion have completed high school.
  • 34.2% of people in Marion have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Marion

IndexMarionIowaNational
Completed 8th grade92.7%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school92.3%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college69.3%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree47.3%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.2%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.1%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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Atkins, IA1,71382%67%
Marion, IA37,19884%71%

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Marion, IA37,19884%71%
Source: The Marion, 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.