Owensboro school information

IndexOwensboroKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores49%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools321,15779,221
Total private schools829824,874
Total post-secondary schools71307,963
The Owensboro, KY educational system consists of 32 public schools, 8 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Owensboro public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 4% higher than than the Kentucky average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Owensboro public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.9% have completed high school, 20.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Owensboro are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Owensboro.
  • 82.2% of people in Owensboro have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.9% of people in Owensboro have completed high school.
  • 20.9% of people in Owensboro have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Owensboro

IndexOwensboroKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade82.2%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school79.9%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college52.0%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.2%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.9%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%0.9%1.3%

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

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Source: The Owensboro, KY 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.