Mount Prospect school information

IndexMount ProspectIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores42%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:118:116:1
Total public schools143,93879,221
Total private schools71,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools23067,963
The Mount Prospect, IL educational system consists of 14 public schools, 7 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Mount Prospect public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 32% higher than than the Illinois average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mount Prospect public schools is 14:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.0% have completed high school, 39.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mount Prospect are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Mount Prospect.
  • 89.7% of people in Mount Prospect have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.0% of people in Mount Prospect have completed high school.
  • 39.8% of people in Mount Prospect have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mount Prospect

IndexMount ProspectIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school88.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college67.5%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree47.7%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors39.8%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters14.8%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%

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

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Source: The Mount Prospect, IL 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.