Gary school information

Average Test Scores42%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:122:116:1
Total public schools461,75579,221
Total private schools767524,874
Total post-secondary schools31417,963
The Gary, IN educational system consists of 46 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Gary public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 37% lower than than the Indiana average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gary public schools is 18:1, compared to 22:1 in Indiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.6% have completed high school, 12.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gary are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 46 public schools in Gary.
  • 81.3% of people in Gary have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.6% of people in Gary have completed high school.
  • 12.7% of people in Gary have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gary

Completed 8th grade81.3%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school79.6%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college48.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.4%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.7%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters4.9%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.0%1.3%

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

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Winfield, IN5,23385%73%
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Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,93282%67%
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Gary, IN77,85842%15%

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Gary, IN77,85842%15%
Source: The Gary, 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.