Panama City school information

IndexPanama CityFloridaNational
Average Test Scores46%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:117:116:1
Total public schools333,38879,221
Total private schools81,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools44667,963
The Panama City, FL educational system consists of 33 public schools, 8 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Panama City public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 6% lower than than the Florida average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Panama City public schools is 15:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.7% have completed high school, 22.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Panama City are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in Panama City.
  • 83.1% of people in Panama City have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.7% of people in Panama City have completed high school.
  • 22.5% of people in Panama City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Panama City

IndexPanama CityFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade83.1%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.7%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college56.9%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.8%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.5%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.0%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Upper Grand Lagoon, FL15,77175%52%
Tyndall AFB, FL3,44469%40%
Lynn Haven, FL19,79964%30%
Panama City Beach, FL12,33359%19%
Callaway, FL14,94247%4%
Panama City, FL36,65446%6%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Winter Haven, FL36,66941%18%
Pleasant Grove, UT36,67847%5%
Commack, NY36,62572%46%
New Albany, IN36,62258%19%
Fort Lee, NJ36,60762%27%
Panama City, FL36,65446%6%
Source: The Panama City, 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.