Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores31%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools83,93879,221
Total private schools21,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Charleston, IL educational system consists of 8 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Charleston public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 3% lower than than the Illinois average and 38% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Charleston public schools is 17:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.1% have completed high school, 36.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Charleston are 38% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Charleston.
  • 86.4% of people in Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.1% of people in Charleston have completed high school.
  • 36.7% of people in Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade86.4%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school85.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college65.2%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.5%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.7%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters18.5%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.8%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ashmore, IL85230%40%
Mattoon, IL17,39929%42%
Oakland, IL89829%42%
Neoga, IL1,77028%42%
Kansas, IL65227%45%
Charleston, IL21,25731%38%

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Winter Gardens, CA21,25548%2%
Orchards, WA21,24939%21%
Hutto, TX21,24178%58%
Fort Walton Beach, FL21,23852%6%
Marquette, MI21,28250%1%
Charleston, IL21,25731%38%
Source: The Charleston, 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.