West Plains school information

IndexWest PlainsMissouriNational
Average Test Scores52%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools131,89979,221
Total private schools153124,874
Total post-secondary schools12137,963
The West Plains, MO educational system consists of 13 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. West Plains public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 2% higher than than the Missouri average and 6% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Plains public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.8% have completed high school, 16.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Plains are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in West Plains.
  • 84.2% of people in West Plains have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.8% of people in West Plains have completed high school.
  • 16.7% of people in West Plains have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Plains

IndexWest PlainsMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade84.2%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.8%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college51.2%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.9%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.7%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters8.0%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Fork, MO17657%16%
Koshkonong, MO22653%8%
West Plains, MO12,25952%6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hudson, FL12,25742%15%
Newington Forest, VA12,26278%59%
New Baltimore, MI12,26647%5%
Larkspur, CA12,26873%47%
Wilton Manors, FL12,27034%31%
West Plains, MO12,25952%6%
Source: The West Plains, 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.