Fort Lauderdale school information

IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Average Test Scores39%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:117:116:1
Total public schools433,38879,221
Total private schools361,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools214667,963
The Fort Lauderdale, FL educational system consists of 43 public schools, 36 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools. Fort Lauderdale public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 22% lower than than the Florida average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Lauderdale public schools is 15:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.9% have completed high school, 34.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Lauderdale are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 43 public schools in Fort Lauderdale.
  • 84.1% of people in Fort Lauderdale have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.9% of people in Fort Lauderdale have completed high school.
  • 34.9% of people in Fort Lauderdale have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Lauderdale

IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade84.1%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school82.9%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college61.5%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.9%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters12.9%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.8%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Aventura, FL37,51587%77%
Parkland, FL28,35477%56%
Sunny Isles Beach, FL21,93773%48%
Cooper City, FL34,36472%46%
Davie, FL98,71766%35%
Fort Lauderdale, FL175,15339%21%

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Chattanooga, TN175,46246%6%
Tempe, AZ174,70838%24%
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Source: The Fort Lauderdale, FL 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.