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Avg. test scores 74%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 27%

DeKalb school information

IndexDeKalbIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores26%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools73,93879,221
Total private schools31,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in DeKalb are 47% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in DeKalb
  • 89.3% of people in DeKalb have completed 8th grade
  • 88.3% of people in DeKalb have completed high school
  • 38.6% of people in DeKalb have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in DeKalb

      IndexDeKalbIllinoisNational
      Completed 8th grade89.3%86.2%84.3%
      Completed high school88.3%84.7%83.0%
      Completed some college70.5%61.8%59.4%
      Completed associate degree48.7%40.7%38.5%
      Completed bachelors38.6%32.9%30.3%
      Completed masters16.2%12.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.5%3.4%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.4%1.2%1.3%

      DeKalb, IL School Districts

      • DeKalb Community Unit School District 428

      There are a total of 7 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in DeKalb. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for DeKalb, IL schools is 26%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In DeKalb, IL, an average of 89.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Hinckley, IL2,05353%8%
      Big Rock, IL1,13950%1%
      Lily Lake, IL1,25350%1%
      Steward, IL31545%10%
      Burlington, IL63441%17%
      DeKalb, IL43,26926%47%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Cleveland, TN43,27653%9%
      Freeport, NY43,21736%26%
      West Babylon, NY43,35945%8%
      Annandale, VA43,15874%51%
      Bothell, WA43,15354%10%
      DeKalb, IL43,26926%47%
      Source: The DeKalb, 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.