Murphysboro school information

IndexMurphysboroIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores25%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools93,93879,221
Total private schools41,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Murphysboro, IL educational system consists of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Murphysboro public schools have average test scores of 25% which is 21% lower than than the Illinois average and 49% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Murphysboro public schools is 17:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.6% have completed high school, 20.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Murphysboro are 49% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Murphysboro.
  • 80.3% of people in Murphysboro have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.6% of people in Murphysboro have completed high school.
  • 20.1% of people in Murphysboro have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Murphysboro

IndexMurphysboroIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade80.3%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school76.6%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college47.2%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.4%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.1%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.5%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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Source: The Murphysboro, 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.