Spirit Lake school information

IndexSpirit LakeIowaNational
Average Test Scores85%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools31,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Spirit Lake, IA educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Spirit Lake public schools have average test scores of 85% which is 9% higher than than the Iowa average and 72% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Spirit Lake public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.9% have completed high school, 29.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Spirit Lake are 72% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Spirit Lake.
  • 94.2% of people in Spirit Lake have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.9% of people in Spirit Lake have completed high school.
  • 29.2% of people in Spirit Lake have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Spirit Lake

IndexSpirit LakeIowaNational
Completed 8th grade94.2%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school92.9%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college67.9%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.6%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.2%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters8.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Spirit Lake, 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.