Alexandria school information

IndexAlexandriaVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores70%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools571,59679,235
Total private schools3155324,875
Total post-secondary schools31997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Alexandria are 42% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 57 public schools in Alexandria.
  • 90.9% of people in Alexandria have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.2% of people in Alexandria have completed high school.
  • 61.5% of people in Alexandria have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Alexandria

IndexAlexandriaVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade90.9%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school90.2%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college79.4%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree65.7%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors61.5%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters31.0%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree10.2%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.5%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Great Falls, VA16,20795%93%
Wolf Trap, VA16,57795%93%
McLean, VA48,07895%92%
Mantua, VA7,48794%91%
Wakefield, VA12,68493%90%
Alexandria, VA146,42270%42%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Paterson, NJ146,34119%60%
Bridgeport, CT146,68020%59%
Cary, NC146,04168%38%
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Alexandria, VA146,42270%42%
Source: The Alexandria, VA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.