Bristol school information

IndexBristolVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores72%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools131,59679,221
Total private schools455324,874
Total post-secondary schools11997,963
The Bristol, VA educational system consists of 13 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Bristol public schools have average test scores of 72% which is 7% lower than than the Virginia average and 47% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bristol public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.0% have completed high school, 23.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bristol are 47% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Bristol.
  • 78.0% of people in Bristol have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.0% of people in Bristol have completed high school.
  • 23.4% of people in Bristol have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bristol

IndexBristolVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade78.0%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school76.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college49.6%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.8%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.4%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.1%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.7%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Abingdon, VA8,11789%80%
Nickelsville, VA43881%64%
Bristol, TN26,73458%19%
Blountville, TN2,60255%12%
Bluff City, TN1,68254%9%
Bristol, VA17,34072%47%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Huntington, IN17,34068%39%
Willimantic, CT17,33927%44%
Beckley, WV17,34841%17%
Anoka, MN17,32550%1%
Marco Island, FL17,36169%39%
Bristol, VA17,34072%47%
Source: The Bristol, 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.