Avg. test scores 69%
High school dipl. 9%
Bachelors degree 3%

Altoona school information

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

Key findings

  • The 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

      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%

      Altoona, IA School Districts

      • Southeast Polk Community School District

      There are a total of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Altoona. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Altoona, IA schools is 83%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Altoona, IA, an average of 91.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 90.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Polk City, IA4,11594%90%
      Johnston, IA19,49190%83%
      Alleman, IA49990%82%
      Runnells, IA51490%82%
      Ankeny, IA53,41389%82%
      Altoona, IA16,69283%69%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Tifton, GA16,69131%38%
      New Milford, NJ16,68255%12%
      Parole, MD16,67966%35%
      Roosevelt, NY16,67528%44%
      Center Point, AL16,71119%62%
      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.