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Avg. test scores 67%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 9%

St. Louis school information

IndexSt. LouisMissouriNational
Average Test Scores33%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools2441,89979,221
Total private schools15153124,874
Total post-secondary schools392137,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in St. Louis are 32% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 244 public schools in St. Louis
  • 82.3% of people in St. Louis have completed 8th grade
  • 80.4% of people in St. Louis have completed high school
  • 33.0% of people in St. Louis have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in St. Louis

      IndexSt. LouisMissouriNational
      Completed 8th grade82.3%86.0%84.3%
      Completed high school80.4%84.2%83.0%
      Completed some college61.7%57.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree39.5%35.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors33.0%27.6%30.3%
      Completed masters14.4%10.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.9%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate2.1%1.2%1.3%

      St. Louis, MO School Districts

      • St. Louis City School District
      • Bayless School District
      • Mehlville R-IX School District
      • Parkway C-2 School District
      • Hazelwood School District
      • Riverview Gardens School District
      • Affton 101 School District

      There are a total of 244 public schools, 151 private schools and 39 post-secondary schools in St. Louis. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for St. Louis, MO schools is 33%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In St. Louis, MO, an average of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Olivette, MO7,83085%72%
      Sappington, MO7,23379%60%
      Crestwood, MO11,94179%60%
      Glendale, MO5,91778%58%
      Kirkwood, MO27,61477%57%
      St. Louis, MO316,03033%32%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Riverside, CA318,67833%32%
      Corpus Christi, TX320,05069%40%
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,52949%0%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,30548%2%
      Stockton, CA301,44329%41%
      St. Louis, MO316,03033%32%
      Source: The St. Louis, 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.