Atchison school information

IndexAtchisonKansasNational
Average Test Scores31%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools497079,221
Total private schools219024,874
Total post-secondary schools2867,963
The Atchison, KS educational system consists of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Atchison public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 18% lower than than the Kansas average and 37% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Atchison public schools is 11:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.4% have completed high school, 23.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Atchison are 37% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Atchison.
  • 89.0% of people in Atchison have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.4% of people in Atchison have completed high school.
  • 23.7% of people in Atchison have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Atchison

IndexAtchisonKansasNational
Completed 8th grade89.0%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school87.4%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college56.2%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.7%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters9.4%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Weston, MO1,51466%34%
Rushville, MO34862%26%
Nortonville, KS51051%3%
Elwood, KS94426%48%
Effingham, KS58525%50%
Atchison, KS10,79831%37%

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Fredonia, NY10,80156%13%
Muskegon Heights, MI10,79210%80%
Frederick, CO10,79128%44%
Fairview, CA10,78921%57%
St. Albans, WV10,78841%17%
Atchison, KS10,79831%37%
Source: The Atchison, KS 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.