Austin school information

IndexAustinTexasNational
Average Test Scores72%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools1957,41879,221
Total private schools491,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools304637,963
The Austin, TX educational system consists of 195 public schools, 49 private schools and 30 post-secondary schools. Austin public schools have average test scores of 72% which is equal to than the Texas average and 46% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Austin public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.3% have completed high school, 47.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Austin are 46% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 195 public schools in Austin.
  • 86.2% of people in Austin have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.3% of people in Austin have completed high school.
  • 47.7% of people in Austin have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Austin

IndexAustinTexasNational
Completed 8th grade86.2%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school85.3%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.6%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.8%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.7%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters17.5%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.3%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.3%1.1%1.3%

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

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West Lake Hills, TX3,30994%90%
Bee Cave, TX5,80292%86%
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Shady Hollow, TX4,89586%75%
Lago Vista CDP, TX7186%74%
Austin, TX907,77972%46%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Jacksonville, FL856,61643%13%
San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%
Indianapolis, IN846,67454%9%
Columbus, OH837,03852%6%
Fort Worth, TX815,93068%39%
Austin, TX907,77972%46%
Source: The Austin, TX 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.