New York school information

IndexNew YorkNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores46%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools1,2534,06079,221
Total private schools1551,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools2154837,963
The New York, NY educational system consists of 1,253 public schools, 155 private schools and 215 post-secondary schools. New York public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 5% lower than than the New York average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of New York public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.1% have completed high school, 36.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in New York are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 1,253 public schools in New York.
  • 79.1% of people in New York have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.1% of people in New York have completed high school.
  • 36.2% of people in New York have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New York

IndexNew YorkNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade79.1%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school77.1%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college56.8%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.6%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.2%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters14.9%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.5%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
Teterboro, NJ8690%82%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,61573%48%
River Edge, NJ11,58673%48%
Englewood Cliffs, NJ5,40572%46%
New York, NY8,461,96146%7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Los Angeles, CA3,918,87231%37%
Chicago, IL2,714,01723%52%
New York, NY8,461,96146%7%
Source: The New York, 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.