Pontiac school information

IndexPontiacIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores19%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:118:116:1
Total public schools93,93879,221
Total private schools21,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Pontiac, IL educational system consists of 9 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Pontiac public schools have average test scores of 19% which is 40% lower than than the Illinois average and 62% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pontiac public schools is 19:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.4% have completed high school, 13.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pontiac are 62% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Pontiac.
  • 79.3% of people in Pontiac have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.4% of people in Pontiac have completed high school.
  • 13.0% of people in Pontiac have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pontiac

IndexPontiacIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade79.3%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school76.4%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college43.7%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.3%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.0%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters4.1%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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Source: The Pontiac, 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.