Gainesville school information

IndexGainesvilleFloridaNational
Average Test Scores50%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:117:116:1
Total public schools503,38879,221
Total private schools201,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools74667,963
The Gainesville, FL educational system consists of 50 public schools, 20 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Gainesville public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 1% higher than than the Florida average and 1% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gainesville public schools is 17:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.2% have completed high school, 43.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gainesville are 1% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 50 public schools in Gainesville.
  • 88.8% of people in Gainesville have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.2% of people in Gainesville have completed high school.
  • 43.2% of people in Gainesville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gainesville

IndexGainesvilleFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade88.8%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school88.2%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college70.9%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.5%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.2%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters21.6%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.3%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.4%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Alachua, FL9,55360%21%
Archer, FL1,39760%21%
Micanopy, FL63658%18%
Hampton, FL45252%6%
Hawthorne, FL1,71140%18%
Gainesville, FL128,61050%1%

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Thousand Oaks, CA128,62357%15%
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Midland, TX128,05162%27%
Gainesville, FL128,61050%1%
Source: The Gainesville, 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.