Peoria school information

IndexPeoriaIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores24%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:118:116:1
Total public schools563,93879,221
Total private schools221,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools53067,963
The Peoria, IL educational system consists of 56 public schools, 22 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Peoria public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 24% lower than than the Illinois average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Peoria public schools is 14:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.3% have completed high school, 33.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.0% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Peoria are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 56 public schools in Peoria.
  • 85.5% of people in Peoria have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.3% of people in Peoria have completed high school.
  • 33.9% of people in Peoria have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Peoria

IndexPeoriaIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade85.5%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school84.3%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college64.6%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.0%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.9%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters13.6%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.0%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.2%1.3%

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

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Dunlap, IL1,35155%12%
Morton, IL16,34352%6%
Germantown Hills, IL3,49150%1%
Mackinaw, IL2,19647%5%
Tremont, IL1,94246%7%
Peoria, IL115,99024%52%

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Fargo, ND115,95051%3%
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Peoria, IL115,99024%52%
Source: The Peoria, 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.