Amherst school information

IndexAmherstWisconsinNational
Average Test Scores48%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools31,86979,221
Total private schoolsn/a87224,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1147,963
The Amherst, WI educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Amherst public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 2% higher than than the Wisconsin average and 3% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Amherst public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Wisconsin and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.5% have completed high school, 22.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Amherst are 3% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Amherst.
  • 89.4% of people in Amherst have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.5% of people in Amherst have completed high school.
  • 22.9% of people in Amherst have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Amherst

IndexAmherstWisconsinNational
Completed 8th grade89.4%89.0%84.3%
Completed high school86.5%87.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.5%59.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.4%38.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.9%28.4%30.3%
Completed masters5.0%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%

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Amherst, WI1,18048%3%

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Amherst, WI1,18048%3%
Source: The Amherst, WI 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.