West Lafayette school information

IndexWest LafayetteIndianaNational
Average Test Scores71%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio26:122:116:1
Total public schools81,75579,221
Total private schools367524,874
Total post-secondary schools11417,963
The West Lafayette, IN educational system consists of 8 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. West Lafayette public schools have average test scores of 71% which is 7% higher than than the Indiana average and 44% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Lafayette public schools is 26:1, compared to 22:1 in Indiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.9% have completed high school, 69.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 18.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Lafayette are 44% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in West Lafayette.
  • 93.2% of people in West Lafayette have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.9% of people in West Lafayette have completed high school.
  • 69.1% of people in West Lafayette have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Lafayette

IndexWest LafayetteIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade93.2%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school92.9%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college84.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree71.6%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors69.1%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters41.2%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree18.6%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate15.5%1.0%1.3%

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

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Battle Ground, IN1,56877%56%
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Otterbein, IN1,28672%46%
West Lafayette, IN44,54371%44%

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West Lafayette, IN44,54371%44%
Source: The West Lafayette, IN 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.