Pennington Gap school information

IndexPennington GapVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores76%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio10:113:116:1
Total public schools21,59679,221
Total private schoolsn/a55324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1997,963
The Pennington Gap, VA educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Pennington Gap public schools have average test scores of 76% which is 2% lower than than the Virginia average and 55% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pennington Gap public schools is 10:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 63.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 55.0% have completed high school, 11.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pennington Gap are 55% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Pennington Gap.
  • 63.6% of people in Pennington Gap have completed 8th grade.
  • 55.0% of people in Pennington Gap have completed high school.
  • 11.8% of people in Pennington Gap have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pennington Gap

IndexPennington GapVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade63.6%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school55.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college28.4%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.2%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.8%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters1.7%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.7%1.3%

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

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Pennington Gap, VA1,95476%55%

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Source: The Pennington Gap, 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.