Ottumwa school information

IndexOttumwaIowaNational
Average Test Scores65%77%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools121,10379,235
Total private schools320924,875
Total post-secondary schools2967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Ottumwa are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Ottumwa.
  • 79.4% of people in Ottumwa have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.5% of people in Ottumwa have completed high school.
  • 15.0% of people in Ottumwa have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Ottumwa

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  • Agassiz Elementary School608 E WilliamsGrades: KG - 05Students: 251 · Ratio: 10:161
  • Douma Elementary School307 W MaryGrades: PK - 06Students: 324 · Ratio: 15:152
  • Eisenhower Elementary School2624 Marilyn RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 224 · Ratio: 16:180
  • Evans Middle School812 ChesterGrades: 06 - 08Students: 999 · Ratio: 16:160
  • Horace Mann Elementary School1523 N Court StGrades: KG - 05Students: 254 · Ratio: 14:172
  • James Elementary School1001 N BentonGrades: KG - 05Students: 228 · Ratio: 14:148
  • Mccarroll Building422 Mccarroll DriveGrades: PK - PKStudents: 139 · Ratio: 24:1n/a
  • Ottumwa High School501 E 2NdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,364 · Ratio: 16:173
  • Pickwick Elementary School1306 W WilliamsGrades: PK - 06Students: 257 · Ratio: 22:178
  • Wildwood Elementary School438 MckinleyGrades: KG - 05Students: 364 · Ratio: 15:166
  • Wilson Elementary School1102 E 4ThGrades: KG - 05Students: 305 · Ratio: 12:160

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Education level achieved in Ottumwa

IndexOttumwaIowaNational
Completed 8th grade79.4%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school76.5%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college44.5%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree24.2%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors15.0%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters5.1%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Eddyville, IA1,22776%12%
Eldon, IA98867%1%
Fremont, IA64464%7%
Ottumwa, IA24,84765%5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fort Dodge, IA24,84664%6%
Reedley, CA24,85850%26%
Grandview, MO24,86038%44%
Madison, MS24,87185%25%
Ardmore, OK24,87786%26%
Ottumwa, IA24,84765%5%
Source: The Ottumwa, 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.