Rochester school information

IndexRochesterNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores29%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools1314,06079,221
Total private schools591,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools204837,963
The Rochester, NY educational system consists of 131 public schools, 59 private schools and 20 post-secondary schools. Rochester public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 39% lower than than the New York average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rochester public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.5% have completed high school, 23.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Rochester are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 131 public schools in Rochester.
  • 75.8% of people in Rochester have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.5% of people in Rochester have completed high school.
  • 23.7% of people in Rochester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rochester

IndexRochesterNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade75.8%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school74.5%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college52.7%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.8%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.7%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pittsford, NY1,57379%60%
Honeoye Falls, NY2,73472%46%
Gates, NY5,17867%36%
East Rochester, NY6,67966%34%
Spencerport, NY3,61865%32%
Rochester, NY210,29129%40%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Modesto, CA208,51230%40%
Spokane, WA212,07848%3%
Birmingham, AL212,42422%55%
Des Moines, IA212,85960%23%
San Bernardino, CA214,58120%58%
Rochester, NY210,29129%40%
Source: The Rochester, NY 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.