Houston school information

IndexHoustonTexasNational
Average Test Scores68%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools6887,41879,235
Total private schools2571,26724,875
Total post-secondary schools894637,965

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  • The average school test scores in Houston are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 688 public schools in Houston.
  • 74.5% of people in Houston have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.8% of people in Houston have completed high school.
  • 29.8% of people in Houston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Houston

IndexHoustonTexasNational
Completed 8th grade74.5%78.5%83.8%
Completed high school72.8%77.0%82.4%
Completed some college53.5%56.3%58.4%
Completed associate degree34.5%33.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors29.8%27.1%29.3%
Completed masters11.5%9.1%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.0%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
West University Place, TX15,22398%99%
Piney Point Village, TX3,22892%86%
Bunker Hill Village, TX3,77791%84%
Bellaire, TX17,53389%81%
Hunters Creek Village, TX4,54589%81%
Houston, TX2,167,98868%39%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,712,60823%52%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,92028%43%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75834%31%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43867%36%
San Diego, CA1,341,51046%7%
Houston, TX2,167,98868%39%
Source: The Houston, TX 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.