Newton school information

Average Test Scores73%77%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools81,10379,235
Total private schools120924,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Newton are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Newton.
  • 88.4% of people in Newton have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.2% of people in Newton have completed high school.
  • 19.5% of people in Newton have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Newton

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  • Aurora Heights Elementary School310 E 23Rd St SoGrades: 04 - 06Students: 355 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Basics And Beyond Alternative School600 N 2Nd Ave WestGrades: 10 - 12Students: 74 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Berg Elementary School1900 N 5Th Ave EastGrades: KG - 03Students: 50 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Berg Middle School1900 N 5Th Ave EastGrades: 07 - 08Students: 455 · Ratio: 15:167
  • Emerson Hough Elementary School700 N 4Th Ave EastGrades: PK - PKStudents: 116 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Newton Senior High School800 E 4Th St SoGrades: 09 - 12Students: 855 · Ratio: 15:180
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School103 Thomas Jefferson RdGrades: KG - 03Students: 436 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School801 S 8Th Ave WestGrades: 04 - 06Students: 312 · Ratio: 15:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Newton

Completed 8th grade88.4%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school85.2%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college51.3%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree28.7%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors19.5%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters3.7%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.1%1.3%

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

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Sully, IA79688%30%
Monroe, IA1,80086%26%
Colfax, IA1,83583%22%
Collins, IA42881%18%
Prairie City, IA1,65680%18%
Newton, IA15,13973%7%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Aberdeen, MD15,13780%18%
Berkley, MI15,13672%6%
Forrest City, AR15,12256%17%
Clearlake, CA15,12131%55%
Boulder City, NV15,16270%2%
Newton, IA15,13973%7%
Source: The Newton, IA 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.