Ruston school information

IndexRustonLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores65%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools121,33479,235
Total private schools339524,875
Total post-secondary schools41757,965

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  • The average school test scores in Ruston are 33% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Ruston.
  • 84.1% of people in Ruston have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.3% of people in Ruston have completed high school.
  • 44.4% of people in Ruston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ruston

IndexRustonLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade84.1%79.5%83.8%
Completed high school83.3%77.6%82.4%
Completed some college66.5%48.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree48.9%27.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors44.4%22.1%29.3%
Completed masters16.8%7.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.6%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.5%0.9%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Choudrant, LA1,09780%62%
Simsboro, LA1,21770%41%
Quitman, LA15661%24%
Dubach, LA85760%21%
Downsville, LA21055%11%
Ruston, LA22,14965%33%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
La Porte, IN22,15369%40%
Derry, NH22,12950%3%
South Elgin, IL22,12643%12%
South Holland, IL22,12320%60%
Brent, FL22,17544%10%
Ruston, LA22,14965%33%
Source: The Ruston, LA 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.