Richmond school information

IndexRichmondVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores64%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools1351,59679,235
Total private schools4955324,875
Total post-secondary schools171997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Richmond are 31% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 135 public schools in Richmond.
  • 79.6% of people in Richmond have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.7% of people in Richmond have completed high school.
  • 35.4% of people in Richmond have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Richmond

IndexRichmondVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade79.6%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school77.7%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college59.3%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree40.6%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors35.4%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters14.1%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.7%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wyndham, VA10,10197%97%
Enon, VA3,75293%89%
Short Pump, VA27,03492%86%
Glen Allen, VA15,46487%77%
Mechanicsville, VA36,99187%77%
Richmond, VA211,06364%31%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Boise, ID211,65550%2%
Rochester, NY210,46129%40%
Birmingham, AL211,70522%55%
Spokane, WA210,14248%3%
San Bernardino, CA213,04420%58%
Richmond, VA211,06364%31%
Source: The Richmond, 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.