Bethesda school information

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Average Test Scores68%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools181,16379,235
Total private schools2467424,875
Total post-secondary schools41127,965

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  • The average school test scores in Bethesda are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Bethesda.
  • 98.1% of people in Bethesda have completed 8th grade.
  • 98.0% of people in Bethesda have completed high school.
  • 82.2% of people in Bethesda have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bethesda

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade98.1%87.0%83.8%
Completed high school98.0%86.0%82.4%
Completed some college93.1%63.3%58.4%
Completed associate degree84.9%43.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors82.2%37.3%29.3%
Completed masters54.4%17.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree27.1%5.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate11.0%2.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Great Falls, VA16,20795%93%
Wolf Trap, VA16,57795%93%
Brookeville, MD15695%92%
McLean, VA48,07895%92%
Mantua, VA7,48794%91%
Bethesda, MD62,02468%39%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Santa Cruz, CA62,04556%15%
Eden Prairie, MN62,09675%52%
Daytona Beach, FL61,91344%10%
Waltham, MA61,90857%16%
Dundalk, MD62,18633%34%
Bethesda, MD62,02468%39%
Source: The Bethesda, MD 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.