Ithaca school information

IndexIthacaNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores56%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools154,06079,221
Total private schools31,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools24837,963
The Ithaca, NY educational system consists of 15 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Ithaca public schools have average test scores of 56% which is 15% higher than than the New York average and 13% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ithaca public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.3% have completed high school, 62.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 12.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Ithaca are 13% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Ithaca.
  • 91.7% of people in Ithaca have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.3% of people in Ithaca have completed high school.
  • 62.6% of people in Ithaca have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ithaca

IndexIthacaNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade91.7%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school91.3%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college80.3%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree68.7%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors62.6%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters37.9%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree12.6%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate8.9%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lansing, NY3,63765%33%
Northeast Ithaca, NY2,88264%31%
Trumansburg, NY1,57456%14%
Cayuga Heights, NY3,79955%11%
Dryden, NY1,96950%1%
Ithaca, NY30,62556%13%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Banning, CA30,64329%41%
Milford Mill, MD30,65028%43%
Statesboro, GA30,59735%29%
Newington, CT30,59056%13%
Goleta, CA30,67148%2%
Ithaca, NY30,62556%13%
Source: The Ithaca, NY 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.