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Avg. test scores 31%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 2%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Dubuque, IA School Districts

      • Dubuque Community School District

      There are a total of 18 public schools, 10 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Dubuque. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Dubuque, IA schools is 69%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Dubuque, IA, an average of 88.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 87.3% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Epworth, IA2,06885%72%
      Peosta, IA1,88182%67%
      Bernard, IA12780%62%
      Benton, WI97165%31%
      Hazel Green, WI1,04852%5%
      Dubuque, IA58,53569%41%

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      Dubuque, IA58,53569%41%
      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.