Chattanooga school information

IndexChattanoogaTennesseeNational
Average Test Scores46%52%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools481,39079,221
Total private schools2943024,874
Total post-secondary schools101897,963
The Chattanooga, TN educational system consists of 48 public schools, 29 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools. Chattanooga public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 12% lower than than the Tennessee average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chattanooga public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in Tennessee and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.3% have completed high school, 27.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chattanooga are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 48 public schools in Chattanooga.
  • 82.8% of people in Chattanooga have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.3% of people in Chattanooga have completed high school.
  • 27.8% of people in Chattanooga have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chattanooga

IndexChattanoogaTennesseeNational
Completed 8th grade82.8%82.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.3%79.9%83.0%
Completed some college58.6%53.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.5%32.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.8%25.4%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

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

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Chattanooga, TN175,46246%6%

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Source: The Chattanooga, TN 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.