Fairfield school information

IndexFairfieldIowaNational
Average Test Scores71%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools51,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Fairfield, IA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Fairfield public schools have average test scores of 71% which is 9% lower than than the Iowa average and 44% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fairfield public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.1% have completed high school, 38.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fairfield are 44% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Fairfield.
  • 93.3% of people in Fairfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.1% of people in Fairfield have completed high school.
  • 38.1% of people in Fairfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fairfield

IndexFairfieldIowaNational
Completed 8th grade93.3%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school92.1%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college73.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.9%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.1%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters17.7%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.1%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.8%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Packwood, IA31685%73%
Libertyville, IA37182%67%
Douds, IA8670%41%
Eldon, IA89066%34%
Fairfield, IA9,94271%44%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Norwalk, IA9,94488%80%
Brownsville, TN9,93844%10%
Jefferson, GA9,94652%7%
Elkhorn, WI9,93146%6%
Waldwick, NJ9,92260%21%
Fairfield, IA9,94271%44%
Source: The Fairfield, 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.