Newport News school information

IndexNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores68%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools511,59679,221
Total private schools2255324,874
Total post-secondary schools81997,963
The Newport News, VA educational system consists of 51 public schools, 22 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Newport News public schools have average test scores of 68% which is 12% lower than than the Virginia average and 39% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Newport News public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.8% have completed high school, 24.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Newport News are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Newport News.
  • 85.6% of people in Newport News have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.8% of people in Newport News have completed high school.
  • 24.7% of people in Newport News have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newport News

IndexNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade85.6%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.8%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.4%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.1%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.7%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.7%1.3%

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

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Newport News, VA181,60668%39%

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Source: The Newport News, 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.