Sterling Heights school information

IndexSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Average Test Scores46%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:122:116:1
Total public schools433,42179,221
Total private schools283524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1967,963
The Sterling Heights, MI educational system consists of 43 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Sterling Heights public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 12% higher than than the Michigan average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sterling Heights public schools is 17:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.6% have completed high school, 27.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sterling Heights are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 43 public schools in Sterling Heights.
  • 86.0% of people in Sterling Heights have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.6% of people in Sterling Heights have completed high school.
  • 27.5% of people in Sterling Heights have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sterling Heights

IndexSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade86.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.6%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college58.3%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.1%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.5%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Grosse Pointe, MI5,25677%56%
Huntington Woods, MI6,33077%55%
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI9,26575%53%
Bloomfield Hills, MI3,98474%51%
Rochester, MI12,96970%42%
Sterling Heights, MI131,67446%7%

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Columbia, SC132,53741%16%
Waco, TX130,65961%24%
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New Haven, CT130,40523%53%
Sterling Heights, MI131,67446%7%
Source: The Sterling Heights, 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.