West Union school information

IndexWest UnionIowaNational
Average Test Scores90%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools31,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The West Union, IA educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. West Union public schools have average test scores of 90% which is 15% higher than than the Iowa average and 82% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Union public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.6% have completed high school, 26.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Union are 82% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in West Union.
  • 88.7% of people in West Union have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.6% of people in West Union have completed high school.
  • 26.0% of people in West Union have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Union

IndexWest UnionIowaNational
Completed 8th grade88.7%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school87.6%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college53.2%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.4%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.0%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The West Union, 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.