Lexington school information

IndexLexingtonVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores83%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools61,59679,221
Total private schools255324,874
Total post-secondary schools21997,963
The Lexington, VA educational system consists of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Lexington public schools have average test scores of 83% which is 7% higher than than the Virginia average and 68% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lexington public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.1% have completed high school, 44.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lexington are 68% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Lexington.
  • 86.2% of people in Lexington have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Lexington have completed high school.
  • 44.9% of people in Lexington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lexington

IndexLexingtonVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade86.2%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college67.2%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.3%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.9%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters21.4%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.4%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.6%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
East Lexington, VA1,13083%68%
Buena Vista, VA6,61066%35%
Lexington, VA7,03683%68%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Archbald, PA7,03659%19%
Huron, OH7,03887%77%
Twin Rivers, NJ7,03456%14%
New Paltz, NY7,03456%13%
Fayetteville, TN7,03357%16%
Lexington, VA7,03683%68%
Source: The Lexington, 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.