Storm Lake school information

IndexStorm LakeIowaNational
Average Test Scores68%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools61,10179,221
Total private schools320824,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Storm Lake, IA educational system consists of 6 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Storm Lake public schools have average test scores of 68% which is 13% lower than than the Iowa average and 38% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Storm Lake public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 64.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 62.4% have completed high school, 15.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Storm Lake are 38% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Storm Lake.
  • 64.9% of people in Storm Lake have completed 8th grade.
  • 62.4% of people in Storm Lake have completed high school.
  • 15.4% of people in Storm Lake have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Storm Lake

IndexStorm LakeIowaNational
Completed 8th grade64.9%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school62.4%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college38.6%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.8%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.4%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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Storm Lake, IA10,76868%38%

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Source: The Storm Lake, 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.