Ferguson school information

IndexFergusonMissouriNational
Average Test Scores25%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools11,89979,221
Total private schools253124,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a2137,963
The Ferguson, MO educational system consists of 1 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Ferguson public schools have average test scores of 25% which is 50% lower than than the Missouri average and 49% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ferguson public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.5% have completed high school, 20.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Ferguson are 49% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 1 public schools in Ferguson.
  • 85.1% of people in Ferguson have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.5% of people in Ferguson have completed high school.
  • 20.2% of people in Ferguson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ferguson

IndexFergusonMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade85.1%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.5%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college58.4%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.3%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.2%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Olivette, MO7,83085%72%
Crestwood, MO11,94179%60%
Glendale, MO5,91778%58%
Kirkwood, MO27,61477%57%
Brentwood, MO8,03077%57%
Ferguson, MO21,03525%49%

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Ferguson, MO21,03525%49%
Source: The Ferguson, MO 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.