Seattle school information

IndexSeattleWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores57%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools1541,99179,235
Total private schools8754824,875
Total post-secondary schools301477,965

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  • The average school test scores in Seattle are 16% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 154 public schools in Seattle.
  • 91.8% of people in Seattle have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.2% of people in Seattle have completed high school.
  • 57.9% of people in Seattle have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Seattle

IndexSeattleWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade91.8%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school91.2%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college81.9%66.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree65.0%42.0%37.2%
Completed bachelors57.9%32.3%29.3%
Completed masters23.5%11.7%11.0%
Completed professional degree8.3%3.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.5%1.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Medina, WA3,08088%79%
Mercer Island, WA23,63683%69%
Sammamish, WA49,07781%65%
Cottage Lake, WA23,31881%65%
Lake Forest Park, WA12,93880%63%
Seattle, WA637,85057%16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Boston, MA639,59451%3%
Denver, CO633,77729%42%
Washington, DC633,73623%53%
Nashville, TN624,26143%12%
Baltimore, MD622,27120%59%
Seattle, WA637,85057%16%
Source: The Seattle, WA 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.