Lamar school information

Average Test Scores47%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools51,89979,221
Total private schoolsn/a53124,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a2137,963
The Lamar, MO educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Lamar public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 8% lower than than the Missouri average and 4% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lamar public schools is 15:1, 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, 81.4% have completed high school, 15.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lamar are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Lamar.
  • 86.1% of people in Lamar have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.4% of people in Lamar have completed high school.
  • 15.0% of people in Lamar have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lamar

Completed 8th grade86.1%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.4%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college45.8%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.8%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.0%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters4.9%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.2%1.3%

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

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Liberal, MO74255%12%
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Golden City, MO58550%1%
Sheldon, MO50650%1%
Bronaugh, MO23936%27%
Lamar, MO4,42047%4%

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Roselawn, IN4,42060%21%
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Lamar, MO4,42047%4%
Source: The Lamar, 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.