Roanoke school information

IndexRoanokeVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores78%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools521,59679,221
Total private schools955324,874
Total post-secondary schools81997,963
The Roanoke, VA educational system consists of 52 public schools, 9 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Roanoke public schools have average test scores of 78% which is equal to than the Virginia average and 58% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Roanoke public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.5% have completed high school, 22.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Roanoke are 58% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 52 public schools in Roanoke.
  • 81.0% of people in Roanoke have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.5% of people in Roanoke have completed high school.
  • 22.9% of people in Roanoke have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Roanoke

IndexRoanokeVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade81.0%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school79.5%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college53.4%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.7%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.9%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.7%1.3%

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

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Roanoke, VA99,32978%58%
Source: The Roanoke, 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.