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Avg. test scores 1%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 13%

Cape Girardeau school information

IndexCape GirardeauMissouriNational
Average Test Scores49%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:114:116:1
Total public schools151,89979,221
Total private schools953124,874
Total post-secondary schools52137,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Cape Girardeau are 1% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Cape Girardeau
  • 86.9% of people in Cape Girardeau have completed 8th grade
  • 85.4% of people in Cape Girardeau have completed high school
  • 34.1% of people in Cape Girardeau have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Cape Girardeau

      IndexCape GirardeauMissouriNational
      Completed 8th grade86.9%86.0%84.3%
      Completed high school85.4%84.2%83.0%
      Completed some college64.5%57.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree39.8%35.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors34.1%27.6%30.3%
      Completed masters13.3%10.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.0%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate2.1%1.2%1.3%

      Cape Girardeau, MO School Districts

      • Cape Girardeau 63 School District
      • Nell Holcomb R-IV School District

      There are a total of 15 public schools, 9 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Cape Girardeau. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Cape Girardeau, MO schools is 49%. The average student to teacher ratio is 11:1. In Cape Girardeau, MO, an average of 86.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.4% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Oak Ridge, MO23761%23%
      Jackson, MO14,64157%15%
      Benton, MO87852%5%
      Chaffee, MO2,94545%10%
      Delta, MO32044%11%
      Cape Girardeau, MO39,20049%1%

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      Greenacres, FL39,19043%12%
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      Winter Garden, FL39,21962%26%
      Kendall West, FL39,21969%40%
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      Cape Girardeau, MO39,20049%1%
      Source: The Cape Girardeau, MO 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.