Fort Lauderdale school information

IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Average Test Scores39%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:117:116:1
Total public schools433,38879,235
Total private schools361,64024,875
Total post-secondary schools214667,965

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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.
  • 82.9% of people in Fort Lauderdale have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.8% of people in Fort Lauderdale have completed high school.
  • 33.9% of people in Fort Lauderdale have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Lauderdale

IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade82.9%83.4%83.8%
Completed high school81.8%82.2%82.4%
Completed some college60.4%56.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree42.3%35.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors33.9%26.8%29.3%
Completed masters12.6%9.6%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.9%3.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Aventura, FL36,97987%77%
Parkland, FL25,89577%56%
Southwest Ranches, FL7,58375%52%
Sunny Isles Beach, FL21,58373%48%
Cooper City, FL32,05872%46%
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,13739%21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oceanside, CA171,40035%29%
Santa Rosa, CA170,78237%24%
Chattanooga, TN171,86346%6%
Rancho Cucamonga, CA170,17050%2%
Port St. Lucie, FL169,26050%1%
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,13739%21%
Source: The Fort Lauderdale, FL 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.