Festus school information

IndexFestusMissouriNational
Average Test Scores63%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools71,89979,221
Total private schools453124,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a2137,963
The Festus, MO educational system consists of 7 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Festus public schools have average test scores of 63% which is 24% higher than than the Missouri average and 28% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Festus public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.9% have completed high school, 16.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Festus are 28% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Festus.
  • 81.6% of people in Festus have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.9% of people in Festus have completed high school.
  • 16.6% of people in Festus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Festus

IndexFestusMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade81.6%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school79.9%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college52.4%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.8%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.6%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters6.6%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.4%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Barnhart, MO6,12569%40%
Cedar Hill, MO1,82368%38%
Arnold, MO21,19663%28%
Imperial, MO4,68462%26%
Waterloo, IL10,19760%21%
Festus, MO11,92963%28%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Plano, IL11,92925%49%
Robertsville, NJ11,93064%30%
Guymon, OK11,93463%28%
Buda, TX11,93675%52%
Morgan City, LA11,93672%47%
Festus, MO11,92963%28%
Source: The Festus, 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.