Poplar Bluff school information

IndexPoplar BluffMissouriNational
Average Test Scores48%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools151,89979,221
Total private schools453124,874
Total post-secondary schools22137,963
The Poplar Bluff, MO educational system consists of 15 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Poplar Bluff public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 6% lower than than the Missouri average and 3% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Poplar Bluff public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.4% have completed high school, 14.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Poplar Bluff are 3% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Poplar Bluff.
  • 78.3% of people in Poplar Bluff have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.4% of people in Poplar Bluff have completed high school.
  • 14.5% of people in Poplar Bluff have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Poplar Bluff

IndexPoplar BluffMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade78.3%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school75.4%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college49.4%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.5%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.5%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters6.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.2%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.2%1.3%

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Poplar Bluff, MO17,19848%3%

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Poplar Bluff, MO17,19848%3%
Source: The Poplar Bluff, MO 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.