Springfield school information

Average Test Scores46%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools641,89979,221
Total private schools1053124,874
Total post-secondary schools202137,963
The Springfield, MO educational system consists of 64 public schools, 10 private schools and 20 post-secondary schools. Springfield public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 10% lower than than the Missouri average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Springfield public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.8% have completed high school, 27.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Springfield are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 64 public schools in Springfield.
  • 85.1% of people in Springfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.8% of people in Springfield have completed high school.
  • 27.0% of people in Springfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Springfield

Completed 8th grade85.1%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.8%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college60.6%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.4%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.0%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters10.1%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Battlefield, MO5,92073%48%
Nixa, MO20,52071%45%
Ozark, MO18,86768%38%
Fair Grove, MO1,68967%37%
Strafford, MO2,14965%32%
Springfield, MO165,13846%7%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pembroke Pines, FL164,75363%27%
Elk Grove, CA163,63451%4%
Sioux Falls, SD167,88447%4%
Salem, OR161,97547%4%
Eugene, OR161,64951%4%
Springfield, MO165,13846%7%
Source: The Springfield, 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.