Blacksburg school information

IndexBlacksburgVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores89%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools71,59679,221
Total private schools555324,874
Total post-secondary schools31997,963
The Blacksburg, VA educational system consists of 7 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Blacksburg public schools have average test scores of 89% which is 14% higher than than the Virginia average and 80% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Blacksburg public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.0% have completed high school, 71.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 18.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Blacksburg are 80% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Blacksburg.
  • 93.8% of people in Blacksburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.0% of people in Blacksburg have completed high school.
  • 71.3% of people in Blacksburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Blacksburg

IndexBlacksburgVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade93.8%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school93.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college85.3%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree75.6%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors71.3%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters40.2%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree18.8%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate14.4%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Snowville, VA8987%77%
Riner, VA88885%72%
Pembroke, VA1,07884%70%
Belview, VA1,43582%67%
Dublin, VA2,67481%65%
Blacksburg, VA43,97389%80%

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Cutler Bay, FL44,00252%5%
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Farmington, NM44,06724%51%
Blacksburg, VA43,97389%80%
Source: The Blacksburg, VA 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.