Silver Spring school information

IndexSilver SpringMarylandNational
Average Test Scores34%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools511,16379,235
Total private schools3567424,875
Total post-secondary schools91127,965

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  • The average school test scores in Silver Spring are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Silver Spring.
  • 84.7% of people in Silver Spring have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.4% of people in Silver Spring have completed high school.
  • 53.4% of people in Silver Spring have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Silver Spring

IndexSilver SpringMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade84.7%87.0%83.8%
Completed high school83.4%86.0%82.4%
Completed some college70.9%63.3%58.4%
Completed associate degree58.2%43.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors53.4%37.3%29.3%
Completed masters31.0%17.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree12.3%5.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate6.0%2.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wolf Trap, VA16,57795%93%
Brookeville, MD15695%92%
McLean, VA48,07895%92%
Mantua, VA7,48794%91%
Wakefield, VA12,68493%90%
Silver Spring, MD75,74834%31%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Alameda, CA75,76359%21%
Scranton, PA75,84235%28%
Arlington Heights, IL75,57761%24%
Kennewick, WA75,97144%10%
St. George, UT75,46948%2%
Silver Spring, MD75,74834%31%
Source: The Silver Spring, MD 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.