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Avg. test scores 58%
High school dipl. 4%
Bachelors degree 58%

Gary school information

IndexGaryIndianaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexGaryIndianaNational
      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 42%. 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.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Winfield, IN5,23385%73%
      Munster, IN23,10383%69%
      Crown Point, IN28,74383%69%
      Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,93282%67%
      St. John, IN15,77779%60%
      Gary, IN77,85842%15%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mount Pleasant, SC77,90769%41%
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      Bellflower, CA77,68731%37%
      Silver Spring, MD78,03834%31%
      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.