Denison school information

IndexDenisonIowaNational
Average Test Scores76%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools31,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Denison, IA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Denison public schools have average test scores of 76% which is 2% lower than than the Iowa average and 55% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Denison public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 65.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 62.1% have completed high school, 10.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Denison are 55% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Denison.
  • 65.1% of people in Denison have completed 8th grade.
  • 62.1% of people in Denison have completed high school.
  • 10.7% of people in Denison have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Denison

IndexDenisonIowaNational
Completed 8th grade65.1%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school62.1%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college35.4%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.2%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.7%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters2.4%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Denison, 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.