Grinnell school information

IndexGrinnellIowaNational
Average Test Scores85%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools51,10179,221
Total private schools120824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Grinnell, IA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Grinnell public schools have average test scores of 85% which is 9% higher than than the Iowa average and 73% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Grinnell public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.9% have completed high school, 31.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.1% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Grinnell are 73% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Grinnell.
  • 89.6% of people in Grinnell have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.9% of people in Grinnell have completed high school.
  • 31.1% of people in Grinnell have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Grinnell

IndexGrinnellIowaNational
Completed 8th grade89.6%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school88.9%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college62.3%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.1%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.1%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters14.9%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.1%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.7%1.1%1.3%

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Sully, IA84385%72%
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Grinnell, IA9,11285%73%

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Rawlins, WY9,11436%27%
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Grinnell, IA9,11285%73%
Source: The Grinnell, 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.