Avg. test scores 29%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 41%
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Council Bluffs school information

IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Average Test Scores62%69%48%
Student/Teacher ratio17:113:116:1
Total public schools251,10179,221
Total private schools520824,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Council Bluffs are 29% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Council Bluffs
  • 83.5% of people in Council Bluffs have completed 8th grade
  • 82.1% of people in Council Bluffs have completed high school
  • 18.0% of people in Council Bluffs have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Council Bluffs

      IndexCouncil BluffsIowaNational
      Completed 8th grade83.5%89.2%84.3%
      Completed high school82.1%87.7%83.0%
      Completed some college52.5%59.8%59.4%
      Completed associate degree28.1%38.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors18.0%27.2%30.3%
      Completed masters5.4%8.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.3%2.7%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.4%1.1%1.3%

      Council Bluffs, IA School Districts

      • Council Bluffs Community School District
      • Lewis Central Community School District

      There are a total of 25 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Council Bluffs. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Council Bluffs, IA schools is 62%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Council Bluffs, IA, an average of 83.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.1% have completed high school.

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Treynor, IA95786%79.4%
      Underwood, IA80883%72.5%
      Glenwood, IA5,23377%59.0%
      Crescent, IA52275%55.9%
      Springfield, NE1,51668%41.0%
      Council Bluffs, IA62,32662%28.5%

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      Haverhill, MA62,34038%21.4%
      Hamilton, OH62,25960%25.5%
      Coon Rapids, MN62,15949%1.2%
      North Miami, FL62,15848%1.1%
      Poinciana, FL62,14528%42.2%
      Council Bluffs, IA62,32662%28.5%
      Source: The Council Bluffs, 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.