Norfolk school information

IndexNorfolkVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores69%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools651,59679,235
Total private schools2655324,875
Total post-secondary schools151997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Norfolk are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 65 public schools in Norfolk.
  • 82.8% of people in Norfolk have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.7% of people in Norfolk have completed high school.
  • 25.6% of people in Norfolk have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Norfolk

IndexNorfolkVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade82.8%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school81.7%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college59.7%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree32.9%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors25.6%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters10.3%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.1%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chesapeake, VA228,16879%62%
Portsmouth, VA96,00773%48%
Hampton, VA136,90471%45%
Norfolk, VA244,74569%39%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Laredo, TX245,04868%38%
Chandler, AZ245,23155%12%
St. Petersburg, FL248,42947%5%
Durham, NC240,10734%31%
Madison, WI239,84836%26%
Norfolk, VA244,74569%39%
Source: The Norfolk, VA 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.