Phoenix school information

IndexPhoenixArizonaNational
Average Test Scores34%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:118:116:1
Total public schools4341,86379,235
Total private schools7731624,875
Total post-secondary schools421487,965

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  • The average school test scores in Phoenix are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 434 public schools in Phoenix.
  • 79.5% of people in Phoenix have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.0% of people in Phoenix have completed high school.
  • 26.5% of people in Phoenix have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Phoenix

IndexPhoenixArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade79.5%83.5%83.8%
Completed high school77.0%81.9%82.4%
Completed some college56.9%61.4%58.4%
Completed associate degree34.1%35.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors26.5%27.1%29.3%
Completed masters9.3%10.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.7%2.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sun City, AZ38,62280%63%
Paradise Valley, AZ13,24362%27%
Chandler, AZ245,23155%12%
Scottsdale, AZ223,51953%8%
Peoria, AZ160,23150%1%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75834%31%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Philadelphia, PA1,546,92028%43%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43867%36%
San Diego, CA1,341,51046%7%
Dallas, TX1,240,98565%31%
San Jose, CA986,32045%8%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75834%31%
Source: The Phoenix, AZ 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.