West Branch school information

IndexWest BranchIowaNational
Average Test Scores81%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools31,10179,221
Total private schools120824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The West Branch, IA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. West Branch public schools have average test scores of 81% which is 4% higher than than the Iowa average and 64% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Branch public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.0% have completed high school, 31.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Branch are 64% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in West Branch.
  • 92.3% of people in West Branch have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.0% of people in West Branch have completed high school.
  • 31.6% of people in West Branch have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Branch

IndexWest BranchIowaNational
Completed 8th grade92.3%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school92.0%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college67.1%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.8%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.6%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The West Branch, 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.