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Gary school information

Index Gary Indiana National
Average Test Scores21%46%48%
Student/Teacher ratio18:122:116:1
Total public schools461,75579,221
Total private schools767524,874
Total post-secondary schools31417,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Gary are 55% 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

      Index Gary Indiana National
      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%

      Gary, IN School Districts

      • Gary Community School Corporation
      • Lake Ridge Schools

      There are a total of 46 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Gary. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Gary, IN schools is 21%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Gary, IN, an average of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 79.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Munster, IN22,60470%46.0%
      Crown Point, IN30,37268%42.6%
      Dyer, IN15,93364%33.3%
      St. John, IN18,38264%32.3%
      Schererville, IN28,55963%30.2%
      Gary, IN75,48621%55.3%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Georgetown, TX75,47045%5.8%
      Bethlehem, PA75,57149%1.4%
      St. Joseph, MO75,36936%24.6%
      Missouri City, TX75,34851%5.2%
      Carmichael, CA75,64235%27.3%
      Gary, IN75,48621%55.3%
      Source: The Gary, IN education data displayed above is derived from the 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.