Pekin school information

Average Test Scores33%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools153,93879,221
Total private schools41,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Pekin, IL educational system consists of 15 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Pekin public schools have average test scores of 33% which is 5% higher than than the Illinois average and 33% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pekin public schools is 17:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.8% have completed high school, 19.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pekin are 33% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Pekin.
  • 85.8% of people in Pekin have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.8% of people in Pekin have completed high school.
  • 19.2% of people in Pekin have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pekin

Completed 8th grade85.8%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school84.8%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college53.3%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.2%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.2%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters5.4%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Morton, IL16,34352%6%
Germantown Hills, IL3,49150%1%
Mackinaw, IL2,19647%5%
Tremont, IL1,94246%7%
Washington, IL16,10238%22%
Pekin, IL34,00333%33%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dana Point, CA34,00944%10%
Houma, LA34,05263%28%
Chester, PA34,05615%69%
El Mirage, AZ33,93718%63%
Kyle, TX34,08067%36%
Pekin, IL34,00333%33%
Source: The Pekin, 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.