Fairfax school information

IndexFairfaxVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores79%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools271,59679,235
Total private schools1355324,875
Total post-secondary schools21997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Fairfax are 60% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Fairfax.
  • 90.0% of people in Fairfax have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.8% of people in Fairfax have completed high school.
  • 53.5% of people in Fairfax have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fairfax

IndexFairfaxVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade90.0%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school89.8%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college76.3%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree59.2%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors53.5%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters23.0%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree6.4%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.8%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Floris, VA8,41395%93%
Great Falls, VA16,20795%93%
Wolf Trap, VA16,57795%93%
McLean, VA48,07895%92%
Mantua, VA7,48794%91%
Fairfax, VA23,50779%60%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Kernersville, NC23,52247%5%
Searcy, AR23,52434%31%
Taylors, SC23,49062%26%
Columbus, MS23,48314%72%
Eagle Mountain, UT23,46842%15%
Fairfax, VA23,50779%60%
Source: The Fairfax, VA 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.