Battle Creek school information

IndexBattle CreekMichiganNational
Average Test Scores31%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:122:116:1
Total public schools483,42179,221
Total private schools783524,874
Total post-secondary schools21967,963
The Battle Creek, MI educational system consists of 48 public schools, 7 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Battle Creek public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 23% lower than than the Michigan average and 36% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Battle Creek public schools is 17:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.5% have completed high school, 21.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Battle Creek are 36% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 48 public schools in Battle Creek.
  • 85.8% of people in Battle Creek have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.5% of people in Battle Creek have completed high school.
  • 21.2% of people in Battle Creek have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Battle Creek

IndexBattle CreekMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade85.8%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.5%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college56.1%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.3%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.2%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Richland, MI85853%8%
Marshall, MI7,04653%7%
Olivet, MI1,57352%6%
South Gull Lake, MI1,29850%2%
Brownlee Park, MI1,88750%1%
Battle Creek, MI51,76331%36%

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Battle Creek, MI51,76331%36%
Source: The Battle Creek, MI 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.