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Ottumwa school information

Index Ottumwa Iowa National
Average Test Scores60%69%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools121,10179,221
Total private schools320824,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Ottumwa are 25% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Ottumwa
  • 80.9% of people in Ottumwa have completed 8th grade
  • 78.7% of people in Ottumwa have completed high school
  • 16.5% of people in Ottumwa have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Ottumwa

      Index Ottumwa Iowa National
      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 60%. 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.

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Blakesburg, IA23267%39.6%
      Eddyville, IA1,14265%34.9%
      Eldon, IA92158%20.8%
      Fremont, IA80450%4.2%
      Ottumwa, IA24,50560%25.3%

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      Ottumwa, IA24,50560%25.3%
      Source: The Ottumwa, IA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.