Great Bend school information

IndexGreat BendKansasNational
Average Test Scores27%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools797079,221
Total private schools319024,874
Total post-secondary schools1867,963
The Great Bend, KS educational system consists of 7 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Great Bend public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 30% lower than than the Kansas average and 46% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Great Bend public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.1% have completed high school, 17.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Great Bend are 46% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Great Bend.
  • 82.6% of people in Great Bend have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.1% of people in Great Bend have completed high school.
  • 17.0% of people in Great Bend have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Great Bend

IndexGreat BendKansasNational
Completed 8th grade82.6%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school79.1%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college53.8%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.0%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters5.6%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Otis, KS32041%16%
Hoisington, KS2,63236%26%
Claflin, KS63330%39%
Ellinwood, KS2,33227%46%
Great Bend, KS15,74127%46%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Middleburg Heights, OH15,72475%52%
Bellmore, NY15,72268%38%
Bluffton, SC15,76551%4%
Republic, MO15,76655%12%
Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ15,76844%11%
Great Bend, KS15,74127%46%
Source: The Great Bend, KS 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.