This section of charts contains education data for Mona CDP Iowa based mainly on the latest year 2020 American Community Survey census data but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. Mona CDP shows it has a High School Grad or higher of 100% which is at the top of all other places in the greater Mona CDP region.
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. Mona CDP depicts it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 9% which is less than most other places in the metropolitan area. The place with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is St Ansgar which depicts a percent with a bachelors degree of 24% (approximately 2.8 times bigger).
Figure 5 provides a more detailed look at the educational attainment for Mona CDP Iowa. This chart provides the proportion of people aged 25 years of age or older and what was their level of educational attainment. The chart provides 5 broad categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Mona CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with less than a high school education at 52% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart shows a break down of people who have received a bachelor's degree or higher advanced degree generally in a campus learning environment. In particular, Figure 6, provides the proportional breakdown of all the people who have received a postsecondary education along with what the level of advanced degree that was obtained. Note that these categories do not include any type professional development type activities such as those related to maintaining professional credentials in workshop lessons. Note Professional Degree includes medical, dental, lawyers, etc. Mona CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with an associate degree at 100% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 8) provides a more detailed deep dive on the category of major degree obtained for people aged 25 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Specifically, this frequency distribution details out what the major field of study was the degree obtained. Mona CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in computers, mathematics and statistics at 100.0% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 9 provides comparative data between the places in the greater Mona CDP Iowa region for broad educational attainment. This analysis uses provides five broad education attainment categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Mona CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with less than a high school degree at 51.6% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has in the mid point range of other places in the local area when sorted by percent of people with high school (or ged) at 39.6% of the total.
A more detailed frequency distribution of educational attainment is provided in Figure 10. In particular this illustration breaks out the highest levels of university educational opportunities beyond the four year college degree. Included in the breakout are the relative proportion of masters degrees, PhD/Doctorate/Doctorial holders, and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, lawyers, etc. Mona CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with less than high school at 51.6% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of people high school graduates (or ged) at 39.6% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger place being Carpenter with 43.1%. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Mona CDP Iowa School Enrollment Charts
Mona CDP Iowa Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: Lyle Secondary, Lyle Elementary, St Ansgar Elementary School, St. Ansgar Middle School, and St Ansgar High School. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Austin Senior High ranks the largest with a value of 1,169 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Ellis Middle (1,014), Banfield Elementary (594), Southgate Elementary (534), and Neveln Elementary (414). The difference between the highest value (Austin Senior High) and the next highest (Ellis Middle) is that the enrolled students is about 15.3% larger.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that Horizon Program ranks the largest with a value of 3.1 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Austin Community Learning Center (4.5), Southland Elementary (9.8), Lyle Elementary (10.0), and Neveln Elementary (13.9). The difference between the lowest value (Horizon Program) and the next lowest (Austin Community Learning Center) is that the student to teacher ratio is 44.4% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Iowa department of education.
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and Census County Division "CCD".)
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