East Chicago school information

IndexEast ChicagoIndianaNational
Average Test Scores46%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:122:116:1
Total public schools101,75579,221
Total private schools367524,874
Total post-secondary schools11417,963
The East Chicago, IN educational system consists of 10 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. East Chicago public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 31% lower than than the Indiana average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of East Chicago public schools is 18:1, compared to 22:1 in Indiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 67.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 65.1% have completed high school, 8.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in East Chicago are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in East Chicago.
  • 67.6% of people in East Chicago have completed 8th grade.
  • 65.1% of people in East Chicago have completed high school.
  • 8.2% of people in East Chicago have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in East Chicago

IndexEast ChicagoIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade67.6%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school65.1%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college34.8%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree14.3%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors8.2%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters2.8%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.4%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.0%1.3%

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

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Munster, IN23,10383%69%
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East Chicago, IN28,96146%7%

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East Chicago, IN28,96146%7%
Source: The East Chicago, IN 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.