Gainesville school information

Average Test Scores84%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools21,59679,221
Total private schools255324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1997,963
The Gainesville, VA educational system consists of 2 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Gainesville public schools have average test scores of 84% which is 9% higher than than the Virginia average and 72% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gainesville public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.2% have completed high school, 54.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gainesville are 72% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Gainesville.
  • 95.7% of people in Gainesville have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.2% of people in Gainesville have completed high school.
  • 54.9% of people in Gainesville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gainesville

Completed 8th grade95.7%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school95.2%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college83.1%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree65.2%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.9%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters18.9%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.7%1.3%

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

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Chantilly, VA24,31289%81%
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Gainesville, VA14,26984%72%

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Gainesville, VA14,26984%72%
Source: The Gainesville, VA 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.