Avg. test scores 47%
High school dipl. 12%
Bachelors degree 98%

Iowa City school information

IndexIowa CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores73%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools151,10179,221
Total private schools320824,874
Total post-secondary schools3967,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Iowa City are 47% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Iowa City
  • 94.3% of people in Iowa City have completed 8th grade
  • 93.1% of people in Iowa City have completed high school
  • 59.9% of people in Iowa City have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Iowa City

      IndexIowa CityIowaNational
      Completed 8th grade94.3%89.2%84.3%
      Completed high school93.1%87.7%83.0%
      Completed some college82.2%59.8%59.4%
      Completed associate degree66.7%38.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors59.9%27.2%30.3%
      Completed masters30.9%8.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree14.1%2.7%3.3%
      Completed doctorate8.1%1.1%1.3%

      Iowa City, IA School Districts

      • Iowa City Community School District

      There are a total of 15 public schools, 3 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Iowa City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Iowa City, IA schools is 73%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Iowa City, IA, an average of 94.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 93.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Solon, IA2,39988%79%
      Oxford, IA87485%72%
      North Liberty, IA16,98483%69%
      Tiffin, IA2,53081%64%
      West Branch, IA2,58181%64%
      Iowa City, IA72,38573%47%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Layton, UT72,41344%11%
      Waldorf, MD72,41336%28%
      Rapid City, SD72,44142%15%
      Canton, OH72,16360%23%
      Goodyear, AZ72,62939%20%
      Iowa City, IA72,38573%47%
      Source: The Iowa City, 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.