West Des Moines school information

IndexWest Des MoinesIowaNational
Average Test Scores84%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools131,10379,235
Total private schools720924,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,965

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  • The average school test scores in West Des Moines are 71% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in West Des Moines.
  • 95.4% of people in West Des Moines have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.8% of people in West Des Moines have completed high school.
  • 52.4% of people in West Des Moines have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Des Moines

IndexWest Des MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade95.4%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school94.8%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college80.1%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree61.2%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors52.4%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters16.1%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree5.2%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.8%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in West Des Moines (high school & post-secondary)

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Van Meter, IA1,46389%81%
Norwalk, IA9,44488%80%
West Des Moines, IA59,81584%71%

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West Des Moines, IA59,81584%71%
Source: The West Des Moines, IA 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.