Sioux City school information

IndexSioux CityIowaNational
Average Test Scores69%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools301,10179,221
Total private schools1120824,874
Total post-secondary schools6967,963
The Sioux City, IA educational system consists of 30 public schools, 11 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Sioux City public schools have average test scores of 69% which is 11% lower than than the Iowa average and 40% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sioux City public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.6% have completed high school, 20.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sioux City are 40% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 30 public schools in Sioux City.
  • 79.8% of people in Sioux City have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.6% of people in Sioux City have completed high school.
  • 20.9% of people in Sioux City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sioux City

IndexSioux CityIowaNational
Completed 8th grade79.8%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school77.6%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college49.5%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.9%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.9%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Sioux 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.