Ocala school information

IndexOcalaFloridaNational
Average Test Scores44%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools453,38879,221
Total private schools231,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools44667,963
The Ocala, FL educational system consists of 45 public schools, 23 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Ocala public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 11% lower than than the Florida average and 11% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ocala public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.8% have completed high school, 22.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Ocala are 11% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 45 public schools in Ocala.
  • 83.0% of people in Ocala have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.8% of people in Ocala have completed high school.
  • 22.8% of people in Ocala have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ocala

IndexOcalaFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade83.0%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.8%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college54.3%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.8%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.2%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Belleview, FL4,68942%15%
Reddick, FL73335%30%
Ocala, FL57,87344%11%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
White Plains, NY57,92544%10%
Tamiami, FL57,79663%27%
Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
Port Charlotte, FL58,00150%1%
San Marcos, TX57,74364%31%
Ocala, FL57,87344%11%
Source: The Ocala, FL 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.