South Bend school information

IndexSouth BendIndianaNational
Average Test Scores45%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:122:116:1
Total public schools421,75579,221
Total private schools2967524,874
Total post-secondary schools61417,963
The South Bend, IN educational system consists of 42 public schools, 29 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. South Bend public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 33% lower than than the Indiana average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South Bend public schools is 16:1, compared to 22:1 in Indiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.4% have completed high school, 24.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South Bend are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 42 public schools in South Bend.
  • 78.1% of people in South Bend have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.4% of people in South Bend have completed high school.
  • 24.4% of people in South Bend have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Bend

IndexSouth BendIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade78.1%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school76.4%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college52.7%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.0%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.4%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters9.7%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Granger, IN30,81983%69%
Wakarusa, IN2,03078%58%
New Carlisle, IN2,03574%49%
Walkerton, IN2,08772%46%
Osceola, IN2,46872%45%
South Bend, IN101,03745%9%

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Jurupa Valley, CA100,73726%48%
Las Cruces, NM101,45921%56%
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Tyler, TX101,94663%28%
South Bend, IN101,03745%9%
Source: The South Bend, IN 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.