Polk City school information

IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores81%77%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools11,10379,235
Total private schoolsn/a20924,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Polk City are 19% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 1 public schools in Polk City.
  • 96.2% of people in Polk City have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.1% of people in Polk City have completed high school.
  • 44.3% of people in Polk City have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • North Polk West Elementary School1400 W BroadwayGrades: PK - 05Students: 40 · Ratio: 17:181

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Education level achieved in Polk City

IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade96.2%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school95.1%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college75.8%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree52.0%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors44.3%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters10.7%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.8%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Johnston, IA18,87490%32%
Huxley, IA3,37089%31%
Waukee, IA15,94488%30%
Ankeny, IA49,48888%29%
Grimes, IA9,03788%29%
Polk City, IA3,77081%19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lafayette, OR3,77078%14%
Carter Lake, IA3,77170%3%
Pixley, CA3,76936%47%
Wonder Lake, IL3,76985%25%
Northern Cambria, PA3,76968%0%
Polk City, IA3,77081%19%
Source: The Polk City, 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.