Wausau school information

IndexWausauWisconsinNational
Average Test Scores46%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools191,86979,221
Total private schools1487224,874
Total post-secondary schools21147,963
The Wausau, WI educational system consists of 19 public schools, 14 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Wausau public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 1% lower than than the Wisconsin average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wausau public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Wisconsin and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.2% have completed high school, 25.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wausau are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Wausau.
  • 86.4% of people in Wausau have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.2% of people in Wausau have completed high school.
  • 25.5% of people in Wausau have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wausau

IndexWausauWisconsinNational
Completed 8th grade86.4%89.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.2%87.8%83.0%
Completed some college56.7%59.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.1%38.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.5%28.4%30.3%
Completed masters9.0%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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Rib Mountain, WI5,80268%39%
Rothschild, WI5,30759%20%
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Weston, WI14,98954%10%
Mosinee, WI4,02348%2%
Wausau, WI39,13846%6%

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Wausau, WI39,13846%6%
Source: The Wausau, WI 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.