Sheldon school information

IndexSheldonIowaNational
Average Test Scores82%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools31,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Sheldon, IA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Sheldon public schools have average test scores of 82% which is 6% higher than than the Iowa average and 67% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sheldon public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.7% have completed high school, 27.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sheldon are 67% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Sheldon.
  • 90.6% of people in Sheldon have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.7% of people in Sheldon have completed high school.
  • 27.6% of people in Sheldon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sheldon

IndexSheldonIowaNational
Completed 8th grade90.6%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school89.7%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college59.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.6%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%

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

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Sheldon, IA5,01582%67%

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Sheldon, IA5,01582%67%
Source: The Sheldon, IA 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.