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Avg. test scores 7%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 17%

Joplin school information

IndexJoplinMissouriNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexJoplinMissouriNational
      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%

      Joplin, MO School Districts

      • Joplin School District

      There are a total of 22 public schools, 6 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools in Joplin. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Joplin, MO schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Joplin, MO, an average of 85.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 84.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Oronogo, MO2,60587%77%
      Carterville, MO1,76170%41%
      Webb City, MO11,05263%29%
      Granby, MO2,12660%22%
      Carl Junction, MO7,63452%5%
      Joplin, MO51,23146%7%

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      Irondequoit, NY51,13558%18%
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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.