Joplin school information

Average Test Scores46%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools221,89979,221
Total private schools653124,874
Total post-secondary schools82137,963
The Joplin, MO educational system consists of 22 public schools, 6 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Joplin public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 10% lower than than the Missouri average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Joplin public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.2% have completed high school, 25.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Joplin are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 22 public schools in Joplin.
  • 85.0% of people in Joplin have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.2% of people in Joplin have completed high school.
  • 25.2% of people in Joplin have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Joplin

Completed 8th grade85.0%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.2%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college56.4%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.6%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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Oronogo, MO2,60587%77%
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Joplin, MO51,23146%7%

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Joplin, MO51,23146%7%
Source: The Joplin, 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.