Oelwein school information

IndexOelweinIowaNational
Average Test Scores77%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools61,10179,221
Total private schools120824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Oelwein, IA educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Oelwein public schools have average test scores of 77% which is 1% lower than than the Iowa average and 55% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Oelwein public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.3% have completed high school, 14.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Oelwein are 55% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Oelwein.
  • 83.1% of people in Oelwein have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.3% of people in Oelwein have completed high school.
  • 14.9% of people in Oelwein have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Oelwein

IndexOelweinIowaNational
Completed 8th grade83.1%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school79.3%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college47.5%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.9%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.9%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.6%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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Maynard, IA51387%77%
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Arlington, IA52680%63%
Oelwein, IA6,19577%55%

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Oelwein, IA6,19577%55%
Source: The Oelwein, 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.