Mason City school information

IndexMason CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores73%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools101,10179,221
Total private schools320824,874
Total post-secondary schools3967,963
The Mason City, IA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 3 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Mason City public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 6% lower than than the Iowa average and 48% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mason City public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.6% have completed high school, 21.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mason City are 48% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Mason City.
  • 89.9% of people in Mason City have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.6% of people in Mason City have completed high school.
  • 21.4% of people in Mason City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mason City

IndexMason CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade89.9%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school88.6%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.7%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.9%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.4%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters6.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Mason City, IA 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.