Alton school information

IndexAltonIowaNational
Average Test Scores87%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools11,10179,221
Total private schools120824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Alton, IA educational system consists of 1 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Alton public schools have average test scores of 87% which is 11% higher than than the Iowa average and 76% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Alton public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.8% have completed high school, 27.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Alton are 76% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 1 public schools in Alton.
  • 90.4% of people in Alton have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.8% of people in Alton have completed high school.
  • 27.0% of people in Alton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Alton

IndexAltonIowaNational
Completed 8th grade90.4%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school87.8%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college58.3%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.7%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.0%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters9.0%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Alton, 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.