St. Joseph school information

IndexSt. JosephMissouriNational
Average Test Scores47%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools331,89979,221
Total private schools953124,874
Total post-secondary schools42137,963
The St. Joseph, MO educational system consists of 33 public schools, 9 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. St. Joseph public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 8% lower than than the Missouri average and 5% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of St. Joseph public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.2% have completed high school, 20.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in St. Joseph are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in St. Joseph.
  • 81.2% of people in St. Joseph have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.2% of people in St. Joseph have completed high school.
  • 20.1% of people in St. Joseph have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in St. Joseph

IndexSt. JosephMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade81.2%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school79.2%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college50.1%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.4%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.1%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in St. Joseph (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The St. Joseph, 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.