Sikeston school information

Average Test Scores38%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools151,89979,221
Total private schools253124,874
Total post-secondary schools12137,963
The Sikeston, MO educational system consists of 15 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Sikeston public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 25% lower than than the Missouri average and 22% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sikeston public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.9% have completed high school, 19.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sikeston are 22% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Sikeston.
  • 83.5% of people in Sikeston have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.9% of people in Sikeston have completed high school.
  • 19.5% of people in Sikeston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sikeston

Completed 8th grade83.5%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school80.9%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college47.6%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.9%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.5%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters8.5%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oran, MO1,45866%34%
Benton, MO87852%5%
Bell City, MO50547%4%
East Prairie, MO3,15147%5%
Charleston, MO5,85536%26%
Sikeston, MO16,46438%22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Nipomo, CA16,45637%25%
Fairview Park, OH16,47380%63%
Lansdale, PA16,45470%42%
Tahlequah, OK16,47867%35%
Frankfort, IN16,44763%28%
Sikeston, MO16,46438%22%
Source: The Sikeston, 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.