Bethesda school information

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Average Test Scores95%82%68%
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.

Best Schools in Bethesda

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  • Ashburton Elementary6314 Lone Oak DrGrades: PK - 05Students: 732 · Ratio: 17:194
  • Bannockburn Elementary6520 Dalroy LnGrades: KG - 05Students: 365 · Ratio: 18:198
  • Bethesda Elementary7600 Arlington RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 511 · Ratio: 17:193
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High4301 East-West HwyGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,799 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Bradley Hills Elementary7000 Radnor RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 498 · Ratio: 19:185
  • Burning Tree Elementary7900 Beech Tree RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 502 · Ratio: 16:190
  • Carderock Springs Elementary7401 Persimmon Tree LaneGrades: KG - 05Students: 352 · Ratio: 17:198
  • North Bethesda Middle8935 Bradmoor DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 80 · Ratio: 18:195
  • Seven Locks Elementary9500 Seven Locks RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 30 · Ratio: 17:197
  • Thomas W. Pyle Middle School6311 Wilson LaneGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,291 · Ratio: 17:198
  • Walt Whitman High7100 Whittier BlvdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,951 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Walter Johnson High6400 Rock Spring DrGrades: 09 - 12Students: 215 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Weller Road Elementary5701 Grosvenor LaneGrades: PK - 05Students: 577 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Westbrook Elementary5110 Allan TerGrades: KG - 05Students: 403 · Ratio: 16:196
  • Westland Middle5511 Massachusetts AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,043 · Ratio: 19:194
  • Wood Acres Elementary5800 Cromwell DrGrades: KG - 05Students: 733 · Ratio: 18:196
  • Wyngate Elementary9300 Wadsworth DrGrades: KG - 05Students: 677 · Ratio: 19:197

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Compare Bethesda, MD Education To Other Cities

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.
North Potomac, MD24,00397%43%
Potomac, MD46,47596%41%
Brookeville, MD15695%39%
McLean, VA48,07895%39%
Fulton, MD2,11494%38%
Bethesda, MD62,02495%39%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Santa Cruz, CA62,04557%16%
Eden Prairie, MN62,09678%15%
Daytona Beach, FL61,91339%42%
Waltham, MA61,90857%16%
Utica, NY61,85250%27%
Bethesda, MD62,02495%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.