Regional Statistics

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Education Data


Carthage Public Schools

Teachers with Masters Degree or Higher 46.9%
Average Teacher Salery $44,275
Average Teacher Experience 12.4 Years
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Average ACT Composite Score 21.1
Graduation Rate 85.7%

Source: MO Deptartment of Education, School Accountability Report Card, 2009-2010

Carthage School Population

  Schools Enrollment Student-Teacher Ratio
Public Elementary 5 1,759 18.6
Public MIddle School 1 605 21
Public Junior High School 1 588 17
Public High School 1 1,212 23
Private School* 1 50 12.5

High School numbers Include Tech Center.
Private Schools are k-6th Grade.
Source:  MO Dept. of Education, School Accountability Report Card, 2009-2010
*Nat'l Center for Education Statistics, PSS Private School Universe Survey, 2009

Education Attainment

  Carthage* Joplin Metro Missouri USA
High School Diploma or Better 69.6% 83.5% 86.8% 85.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 13.3% 17.6% 25.2% 27.9%

Percentage of the population 25 years and older
Source: USDC, Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2009
* USDC, Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2005-2009