Galesburg school information

Average Test Scores22%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:118:116:1
Total public schools163,93879,221
Total private schools21,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools23067,963
The Galesburg, IL educational system consists of 16 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Galesburg public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 30% lower than than the Illinois average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Galesburg public schools is 15:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.9% have completed high school, 17.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Galesburg are 55% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Galesburg.
  • 79.8% of people in Galesburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.9% of people in Galesburg have completed high school.
  • 17.0% of people in Galesburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Galesburg

Completed 8th grade79.8%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school77.9%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college49.8%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.6%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.0%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oneida, IL70040%19%
Knoxville, IL2,79337%26%
Monmouth, IL9,27223%53%
Abingdon, IL3,18120%59%
Alexis, IL97917%65%
Galesburg, IL31,46922%55%

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Garfield, NJ31,45636%26%
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Galesburg, IL31,46922%55%
Source: The Galesburg, IL 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.