Clear Lake school information

IndexClear LakeIowaNational
Average Test Scores82%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools51,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Clear Lake, IA educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Clear Lake public schools have average test scores of 82% which is 6% higher than than the Iowa average and 67% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Clear Lake public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.8% have completed high school, 25.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Clear Lake are 67% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Clear Lake.
  • 92.9% of people in Clear Lake have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.8% of people in Clear Lake have completed high school.
  • 25.1% of people in Clear Lake have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Clear Lake

IndexClear LakeIowaNational
Completed 8th grade92.9%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school90.8%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college64.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.5%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.1%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.1%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Forest City, IA4,04384%70%
Manly, IA1,55182%67%
Garner, IA3,09181%64%
Rockwell, IA1,10077%56%
Mason City, IA27,54673%48%
Clear Lake, IA7,64482%67%

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Gettysburg, PA7,64361%24%
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Clear Lake, IA7,64482%67%
Source: The Clear Lake, IA 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.