Grimes school information

IndexGrimesIowaNational
Average Test Scores86%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools41,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Grimes, IA educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Grimes public schools have average test scores of 86% which is 11% higher than than the Iowa average and 75% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Grimes public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.2% have completed high school, 48.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Grimes are 75% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Grimes.
  • 92.2% of people in Grimes have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.2% of people in Grimes have completed high school.
  • 48.6% of people in Grimes have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Grimes

IndexGrimesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade92.2%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school92.2%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college76.2%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.2%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors48.6%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Grimes, IA 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.