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Avg. test scores 18%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 29%

Spencer school information

IndexSpencerIowaNational
Average Test Scores82%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools61,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Spencer are 66% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Spencer
  • 89.8% of people in Spencer have completed 8th grade
  • 89.1% of people in Spencer have completed high school
  • 21.5% of people in Spencer have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Spencer

      IndexSpencerIowaNational
      Completed 8th grade89.8%89.2%84.3%
      Completed high school89.1%87.7%83.0%
      Completed some college58.9%59.8%59.4%
      Completed associate degree33.3%38.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors21.5%27.2%30.3%
      Completed masters5.0%8.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.5%2.7%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.4%1.1%1.3%

      Spencer, IA School Districts

      • Spencer Community School District

      There are a total of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Spencer. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Spencer, IA schools is 82%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Spencer, IA, an average of 89.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.1% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Milford, IA2,99188%79%
      Everly, IA62485%72%
      Royal, IA41585%72%
      Ruthven, IA73080%62%
      Terril, IA37972%46%
      Spencer, IA11,17282%66%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Westwood, NJ11,17063%28%
      Spearfish, SD11,17643%13%
      Raymondville, TX11,16557%16%
      Seymour, TN11,16459%20%
      Pompton Lakes, NJ11,16352%6%
      Spencer, IA11,17282%66%
      Source: The Spencer, 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.