Marshalltown school information

IndexMarshalltownIowaNational
Average Test Scores65%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools91,10179,221
Total private schools120824,874
Total post-secondary schools3967,963
The Marshalltown, IA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 1 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Marshalltown public schools have average test scores of 65% which is 17% lower than than the Iowa average and 31% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Marshalltown public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.7% have completed high school, 19.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Marshalltown are 31% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Marshalltown.
  • 77.4% of people in Marshalltown have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.7% of people in Marshalltown have completed high school.
  • 19.5% of people in Marshalltown have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Marshalltown

IndexMarshalltownIowaNational
Completed 8th grade77.4%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school75.7%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college49.6%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.0%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.5%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters6.2%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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Marshalltown, IA27,63765%31%

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Marshalltown, IA27,63765%31%
Source: The Marshalltown, 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.