Petersburg school information

IndexPetersburgVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores70%81%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools151,59679,235
Total private schools655324,875
Total post-secondary schools31997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Petersburg are 2% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Petersburg.
  • 74.2% of people in Petersburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.9% of people in Petersburg have completed high school.
  • 14.9% of people in Petersburg have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Petersburg

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  • A.P. Hill Elem.1450 Talley AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 601 · Ratio: 19:162
  • Appomattox Regional Gov. Sch.512 W Washington StGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Blandford Academy816 E Bank StGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Central St. Hosp. Ed. Pr.Po Box 4030Grades: PK - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • J.E.B. Stuart Elem.100 Pleasants LaneGrades: PK - 05Students: 443 · Ratio: 16:175
  • Matoaca Elem6627 River RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 48 · Ratio: 21:178
  • Peabody Middle725 Wesley StGrades: 06 - 07Students: 548 · Ratio: 15:157
  • Petersburg High3101 Johnson RoadGrades: 10 - 12Students: 848 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Petersburg Regional AlternativeSpec Youth Services Of VaGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Robert E. Lee Elem.51 Gibbons StGrades: KG - 05Students: 423 · Ratio: 16:174
  • Southside Va Training CtrPo Box 4030Grades: PK - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Vernon Johns Jr. High3101 Homestead DriveGrades: 08 - 09Students: 694 · Ratio: 19:173
  • Walnut Hill Elem.300 S BoulevardGrades: KG - 05Students: 644 · Ratio: 18:168
  • Westview Early Childhood Ed. Ctr.1100 Patterson StreetGrades: PK - PKStudents: 356 · Ratio: 16:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Petersburg

IndexPetersburgVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade74.2%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school70.9%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college42.6%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree20.0%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors14.9%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters5.3%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.2%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chester, VA21,35586%27%
Prince George, VA2,01685%24%
Matoaca, VA2,19983%21%
Colonial Heights, VA17,54280%18%
Hopewell, VA22,37575%10%
Petersburg, VA32,43970%2%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Westfield, IN32,42692%35%
Danville, IL32,48370%3%
North Olmsted, OH32,37488%29%
Hopkinsville, KY32,50763%8%
Westlake, OH32,51394%37%
Petersburg, VA32,43970%2%
Source: The Petersburg, 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.