Renton school information

IndexRentonWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores45%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools311,99179,221
Total private schools1054824,874
Total post-secondary schools51477,963
The Renton, WA educational system consists of 31 public schools, 10 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Renton public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 8% lower than than the Washington average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Renton public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.6% have completed high school, 35.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Renton are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 31 public schools in Renton.
  • 87.6% of people in Renton have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.6% of people in Renton have completed high school.
  • 35.4% of people in Renton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Renton

IndexRentonWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade87.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school86.6%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college67.8%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.5%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.4%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.5%1.3%

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

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Medina, WA3,16988%79%
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Sammamish, WA62,13681%65%
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Renton, WA98,49945%9%

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Renton, WA98,49945%9%
Source: The Renton, WA 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.