Newton school information

IndexNewtonKansasNational
Average Test Scores38%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools997079,221
Total private schools419024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a867,963
The Newton, KS educational system consists of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Newton public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 1% higher than than the Kansas average and 22% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Newton public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.0% have completed high school, 24.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Newton are 22% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Newton.
  • 85.3% of people in Newton have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.0% of people in Newton have completed high school.
  • 24.5% of people in Newton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newton

IndexNewtonKansasNational
Completed 8th grade85.3%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school84.0%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college59.4%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.5%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%1.3%

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

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Newton, KS19,10338%22%

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Newton, KS19,10338%22%
Source: The Newton, KS 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.