Altoona school information

IndexAltoonaIowaNational
Average Test Scores83%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools41,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Altoona, IA educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Altoona public schools have average test scores of 83% which is 7% higher than than the Iowa average and 69% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Altoona public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.7% have completed high school, 31.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Altoona are 69% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Altoona.
  • 91.0% of people in Altoona have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.7% of people in Altoona have completed high school.
  • 31.2% of people in Altoona have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Altoona

IndexAltoonaIowaNational
Completed 8th grade91.0%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school90.7%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college64.5%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.4%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.2%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.1%1.3%

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

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Altoona, IA16,69283%69%

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Altoona, IA16,69283%69%
Source: The Altoona, 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.