Jefferson City school information

IndexJefferson CityMissouriNational
Average Test Scores46%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools191,89979,221
Total private schools1053124,874
Total post-secondary schools32137,963
The Jefferson City, MO educational system consists of 19 public schools, 10 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Jefferson City public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 9% lower than than the Missouri average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Jefferson City public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.7% have completed high school, 32.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Jefferson City are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Jefferson City.
  • 86.1% of people in Jefferson City have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.7% of people in Jefferson City have completed high school.
  • 32.9% of people in Jefferson City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Jefferson City

IndexJefferson CityMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade86.1%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.7%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college62.3%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.6%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.9%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters11.2%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wardsville, MO1,71974%51%
Russellville, MO70967%36%
Westphalia, MO37963%28%
Ashland, MO3,85159%20%
Holts Summit, MO3,52545%10%
Jefferson City, MO43,14346%6%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bothell, WA43,15354%10%
Annandale, VA43,15874%51%
North Lauderdale, FL43,08742%15%
Freeport, NY43,21736%26%
Fond du Lac, WI43,01850%2%
Jefferson City, MO43,14346%6%
Source: The Jefferson City, MO 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.