Sarasota school information

IndexSarasotaFloridaNational
Average Test Scores57%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:117:116:1
Total public schools423,38879,221
Total private schools261,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools114667,963
The Sarasota, FL educational system consists of 42 public schools, 26 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools. Sarasota public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 16% higher than than the Florida average and 17% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sarasota public schools is 14:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.8% have completed high school, 34.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sarasota are 17% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 42 public schools in Sarasota.
  • 85.8% of people in Sarasota have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.8% of people in Sarasota have completed high school.
  • 34.0% of people in Sarasota have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sarasota

IndexSarasotaFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade85.8%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.8%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college60.6%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.2%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.0%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters13.9%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.0%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Osprey, FL6,56199%101%
Holmes Beach, FL4,11982%67%
Nokomis, FL3,43181%64%
Bee Ridge, FL9,99880%62%
Gulf Gate Estates, FL10,67669%39%
Sarasota, FL54,42557%17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Highland, CA54,49034%32%
Rosemead, CA54,50748%2%
Dublin, CA54,52372%47%
Normal, IL54,53438%23%
Mount Prospect, IL54,55242%15%
Sarasota, FL54,42557%17%
Source: The Sarasota, FL 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.