St. Louis school information

IndexSt. LouisMissouriNational
Average Test Scores33%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools2441,89979,235
Total private schools15153124,875
Total post-secondary schools392137,965

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  • The average school test scores in St. Louis are 32% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 244 public schools in St. Louis.
  • 81.1% of people in St. Louis have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.9% of people in St. Louis have completed high school.
  • 30.4% of people in St. Louis have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in St. Louis

IndexSt. LouisMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade81.1%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school78.9%83.4%82.4%
Completed some college59.0%56.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree36.7%33.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors30.4%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters13.0%10.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.3%2.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.8%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in St. Louis (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Olivette, MO7,80985%72%
Sappington, MO7,34279%60%
Crestwood, MO11,93479%60%
Glendale, MO5,92678%58%
Kirkwood, MO27,58777%57%
St. Louis, MO318,72733%32%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Riverside, CA313,04133%32%
Corpus Christi, TX312,68069%40%
Santa Ana, CA331,26624%51%
Pittsburgh, PA306,04548%2%
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,47349%0%
St. Louis, MO318,72733%32%
Source: The St. Louis, MO 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.