Polk City school information

IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores94%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools11,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Polk City, IA educational system consists of 1 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Polk City public schools have average test scores of 94% which is 20% higher than than the Iowa average and 90% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Polk City public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.8% have completed high school, 39.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Polk City are 90% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 1 public schools in Polk City.
  • 95.3% of people in Polk City have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.8% of people in Polk City have completed high school.
  • 39.7% of people in Polk City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Polk City

IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade95.3%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school94.8%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college73.4%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.5%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors39.7%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters10.2%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Polk City, 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.