Scottsdale school information

IndexScottsdaleArizonaNational
Average Test Scores53%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:118:116:1
Total public schools591,86379,221
Total private schools2631624,874
Total post-secondary schools121487,963
The Scottsdale, AZ educational system consists of 59 public schools, 26 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Scottsdale public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 50% higher than than the Arizona average and 8% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Scottsdale public schools is 19:1, compared to 18:1 in Arizona and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.9% have completed high school, 55.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Scottsdale are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 59 public schools in Scottsdale.
  • 95.3% of people in Scottsdale have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.9% of people in Scottsdale have completed high school.
  • 55.6% of people in Scottsdale have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Scottsdale

IndexScottsdaleArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade95.3%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school94.9%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college83.6%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree62.9%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors55.6%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters21.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.2%1.3%

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

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Source: The Scottsdale, AZ 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.