Ruston school information

IndexRustonLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores65%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools121,33479,221
Total private schools339524,874
Total post-secondary schools41757,963
The Ruston, LA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Ruston public schools have average test scores of 65% which is 2% higher than than the Louisiana average and 33% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ruston public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.7% have completed high school, 41.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Ruston are 33% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Ruston.
  • 83.7% of people in Ruston have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.7% of people in Ruston have completed high school.
  • 41.7% of people in Ruston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ruston

IndexRustonLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade83.7%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.7%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college64.9%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.6%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.7%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.0%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.7%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.1%1.0%1.3%

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

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Dubach, LA96360%21%
Downsville, LA9255%11%
Ruston, LA22,24565%33%

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Fresno, TX22,24469%41%
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Ruston, LA22,24565%33%
Source: The Ruston, LA 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.