Jacksonville school information

IndexJacksonvilleIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores24%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:118:116:1
Total public schools173,93879,221
Total private schools51,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools33067,963
The Jacksonville, IL educational system consists of 17 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Jacksonville public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 22% lower than than the Illinois average and 50% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Jacksonville public schools is 12:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.4% have completed high school, 19.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Jacksonville are 50% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Jacksonville.
  • 84.2% of people in Jacksonville have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.4% of people in Jacksonville have completed high school.
  • 19.1% of people in Jacksonville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Jacksonville

IndexJacksonvilleIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade84.2%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.4%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college47.9%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.3%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.1%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Murrayville, IL54445%10%
Concord, IL16736%27%
South Jacksonville, IL3,27234%32%
Waverly, IL1,22231%37%
Winchester, IL1,63628%44%
Jacksonville, IL19,04224%50%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pinole, CA19,04029%41%
Sherrelwood, CO19,02913%74%
Montgomery, IL19,05531%38%
Bonney Lake, WA19,02265%33%
Alamo, TX19,02171%44%
Jacksonville, IL19,04224%50%
Source: The Jacksonville, IL 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.