Spokane school information

IndexSpokaneWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores48%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools1071,99179,221
Total private schools4154824,874
Total post-secondary schools131477,963
The Spokane, WA educational system consists of 107 public schools, 41 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Spokane public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 1% lower than than the Washington average and 3% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Spokane public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.7% have completed high school, 28.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Spokane are 3% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 107 public schools in Spokane.
  • 87.5% of people in Spokane have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.7% of people in Spokane have completed high school.
  • 28.8% of people in Spokane have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Spokane

IndexSpokaneWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade87.5%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school86.7%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college66.7%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.2%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.8%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters11.5%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fairchild AFB, WA2,90465%31%
Rockford, WA36464%29%
Mead, WA7,04458%17%
Town and Country, WA5,04852%6%
Spokane Valley, WA93,32247%5%
Spokane, WA212,07848%3%

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Birmingham, AL212,42422%55%
Des Moines, IA212,85960%23%
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Spokane, WA212,07848%3%
Source: The Spokane, WA 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.