Harlan school information

IndexHarlanIowaNational
Average Test Scores85%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:113:116:1
Total public schools51,10179,221
Total private schools120824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Harlan, IA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Harlan public schools have average test scores of 85% which is 10% higher than than the Iowa average and 73% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Harlan public schools is 17:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.6% have completed high school, 23.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Harlan are 73% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Harlan.
  • 86.4% of people in Harlan have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.6% of people in Harlan have completed high school.
  • 23.9% of people in Harlan have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Harlan

IndexHarlanIowaNational
Completed 8th grade86.4%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.6%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college51.7%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.2%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.9%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Harlan, 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.