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  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • 2624 Marilyn Rd, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 246
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
75%
  • Horace Mann Elementary School
  • 1523 N Court St, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 259
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
69%
  • Evans Middle School
  • 812 Chester, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 960
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
67%
  • Ottumwa High School
  • 501 E 2nd, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,263
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
62%
  • James Elementary School
  • 1001 N Benton, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 209
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
60%
  • Wilson Elementary School
  • 1102 E 4th, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 315
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
58%
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • 50 Traxler Drive, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: 2 - 5 · Students: 723
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
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  • Douma Elementary School
  • 307 W Mary, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: KG - 1 · Students: 357
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
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  • Ottumwa Community Preschool
  • 608 E Williams, Ottumwa
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 186
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
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Ottumwa school information

IndexOttumwaIowaNational
Average Test Scores67%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools121,10179,221
Total private schools320824,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Ottumwa, IA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Ottumwa public schools have average test scores of 67% which is 13% lower than than the Iowa average and 37% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ottumwa public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.7% have completed high school, 16.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Ottumwa

IndexOttumwaIowaNational
Completed 8th grade80.9%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school78.7%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college48.0%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.7%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.5%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.8%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

Ottumwa, IA School Districts

Ottumwa Community School District

There are a total of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Ottumwa. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Ottumwa, IA schools is 67%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Ottumwa, IA, an average of 80.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.7% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Ottumwa schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Ottumwa, IA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Eddyville, IA1,20780%63%
Blakesburg, IA30272%46%
Eldon, IA89066%34%
Fremont, IA74555%11%
Ottumwa, IA24,70967%37%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Emporia, KS24,70742%14%
Mauldin, SC24,72362%26%
Inkster, MI24,73825%49%
Sanger, CA24,74135%30%
Ponca City, OK24,75366%33%
Ottumwa, IA24,70967%37%
Source: The Ottumwa, 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.
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