Dubuque school information

IndexDubuqueIowaNational
Average Test Scores69%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools181,10179,221
Total private schools1020824,874
Total post-secondary schools6967,963
The Dubuque, IA educational system consists of 18 public schools, 10 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Dubuque public schools have average test scores of 69% which is 11% lower than than the Iowa average and 41% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dubuque public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.3% have completed high school, 29.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Dubuque are 41% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Dubuque.
  • 88.7% of people in Dubuque have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.3% of people in Dubuque have completed high school.
  • 29.7% of people in Dubuque have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dubuque

IndexDubuqueIowaNational
Completed 8th grade88.7%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school87.3%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college57.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.7%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.7%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.1%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Dubuque, 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.