St. Louis school information

IndexSt. LouisMissouriNational
Average Test Scores33%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools2441,89979,221
Total private schools15153124,874
Total post-secondary schools392137,963
The St. Louis, MO educational system consists of 244 public schools, 151 private schools and 39 post-secondary schools. St. Louis public schools have average test scores of 33% which is 35% lower than than the Missouri average and 32% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of St. Louis public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.4% have completed high school, 33.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 82.3% of people in St. Louis have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.4% of people in St. Louis have completed high school.
  • 33.0% of people in St. Louis have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in St. Louis

IndexSt. LouisMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school80.4%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college61.7%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.5%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.0%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters14.4%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.9%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.2%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, MO7,83085%72%
Sappington, MO7,23379%60%
Crestwood, MO11,94179%60%
Glendale, MO5,91778%58%
Kirkwood, MO27,61477%57%
St. Louis, MO316,03033%32%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Riverside, CA318,67833%32%
Corpus Christi, TX320,05069%40%
Lexington-Fayette, KY311,52949%0%
Pittsburgh, PA305,30548%2%
Stockton, CA301,44329%41%
St. Louis, MO316,03033%32%
Source: The St. Louis, MO 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.