Amherst school information

Average Test Scores81%81%68%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools51,59679,235
Total private schoolsn/a55324,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Amherst are 19% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Amherst.
  • 75.9% of people in Amherst have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.4% of people in Amherst have completed high school.
  • 23.4% of people in Amherst have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Amherst

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  • Amherst County High139 Lancer LaneGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,503 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Amherst Elem156 Davis StGrades: PK - 05Students: 327 · Ratio: 16:178
  • Amherst Middle165 Gordons Fairground RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 438 · Ratio: 16:177
  • Central Elem575 Union Hill RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 30 · Ratio: 13:175
  • Temperance Elem1981 Lowesville RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 92 · Ratio: 12:193

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Education level achieved in Amherst

Completed 8th grade75.9%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school74.4%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college49.6%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree27.3%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors23.4%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters6.6%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.2%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Forest, VA9,99982%20%
Lovingston, VA38481%19%
Arrington, VA85075%10%
Madison Heights, VA10,35975%10%
Lynchburg, VA77,62675%9%
Amherst, VA2,64381%19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
McAdoo, PA2,64369%2%
Rhinebeck, NY2,64276%12%
Van, TX2,64288%29%
West Union, IA2,64281%19%
Crab Orchard, WV2,64450%27%
Amherst, VA2,64381%19%
Source: The Amherst, 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.