Jonesboro school information

IndexJonesboroArkansasNational
Average Test Scores29%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools2386079,221
Total private schools516524,874
Total post-secondary schools2987,963
The Jonesboro, AR educational system consists of 23 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Jonesboro public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 5% higher than than the Arkansas average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Jonesboro public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Arkansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.2% have completed high school, 29.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Jonesboro are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Jonesboro.
  • 83.6% of people in Jonesboro have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.2% of people in Jonesboro have completed high school.
  • 29.6% of people in Jonesboro have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Jonesboro

IndexJonesboroArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade83.6%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school82.2%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college58.4%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.0%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.6%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters11.3%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.8%0.9%1.3%

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

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Source: The Jonesboro, AR 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.