La Plata school information

IndexLa PlataMarylandNational
Average Test Scores88%82%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools61,16379,235
Total private schools267424,875
Total post-secondary schools11127,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in La Plata are 29% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in La Plata.
  • 90.9% of people in La Plata have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.1% of people in La Plata have completed high school.
  • 31.7% of people in La Plata have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in La Plata

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  • F. B. Gwynn Educational Center5998 Radio Station RdGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • La Plata High School6035 Radio Station RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,396 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Mary Matula Elementary School6025 Radio Station RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 49 · Ratio: 18:186
  • Milton M. Somers Middle School300 Willow LnGrades: 06 - 08Students: 851 · Ratio: 10:188
  • Walter J. Mitchell Elementary400 Willow LnGrades: PK - 05Students: 63 · Ratio: 20:190

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Education level achieved in La Plata

IndexLa PlataMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade90.9%87.0%83.8%
Completed high school90.1%86.0%82.4%
Completed some college66.2%63.3%58.4%
Completed associate degree40.4%43.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors31.7%37.3%29.3%
Completed masters13.5%17.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.0%5.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.1%2.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pomfret, MD47097%42%
Mechanicsville, MD1,70894%38%
Dahlgren, VA3,05989%30%
Bryantown, MD82589%30%
Fort Belvoir, VA7,94284%23%
La Plata, MD8,90388%29%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
College Place, WA8,90555%20%
Glenshaw, PA8,90881%19%
Socorro, NM8,89845%34%
Versailles, KY8,90873%7%
Middletown, PA8,90971%5%
La Plata, MD8,90388%29%
Source: The La Plata, MD 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.