Southfield school information

IndexSouthfieldMichiganNational
Average Test Scores28%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:122:116:1
Total public schools213,42179,221
Total private schools1283524,874
Total post-secondary schools81967,963
The Southfield, MI educational system consists of 21 public schools, 12 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Southfield public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 31% lower than than the Michigan average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Southfield public schools is 16:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.8% have completed high school, 36.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Southfield are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Southfield.
  • 90.1% of people in Southfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.8% of people in Southfield have completed high school.
  • 36.8% of people in Southfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Southfield

IndexSouthfieldMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade90.1%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school89.8%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college72.5%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.4%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.8%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters15.7%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Huntington Woods, MI6,33077%55%
Bloomfield Hills, MI3,98474%51%
Rochester, MI12,96970%42%
Bingham Farms, MI1,11270%41%
Troy, MI82,98269%41%
Southfield, MI73,05528%43%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Centreville, VA73,08483%68%
Rochester Hills, MI72,98764%29%
New Britain, CT72,87624%52%
Warner Robins, GA73,26535%30%
Loveland, CO73,36035%29%
Southfield, MI73,05528%43%
Source: The Southfield, MI 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.