Carbondale school information

IndexCarbondaleIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores34%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:118:116:1
Total public schools83,93879,221
Total private schools31,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Carbondale, IL educational system consists of 8 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Carbondale public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 7% higher than than the Illinois average and 32% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Carbondale public schools is 19:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.3% have completed high school, 49.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Carbondale are 32% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Carbondale.
  • 91.0% of people in Carbondale have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.3% of people in Carbondale have completed high school.
  • 49.1% of people in Carbondale have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Carbondale

IndexCarbondaleIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade91.0%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school89.3%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college79.0%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.4%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.1%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters28.2%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.9%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate6.5%1.2%1.3%

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

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Carterville, IL5,74241%17%
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Murphysboro, IL8,00725%49%
Vergennes, IL20725%50%
Carbondale, IL26,06634%32%

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Source: The Carbondale, IL 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.