Tucson school information

IndexTucsonArizonaNational
Average Test Scores32%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:118:116:1
Total public schools2891,86379,235
Total private schools7231624,875
Total post-secondary schools211487,965

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  • The average school test scores in Tucson are 35% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 289 public schools in Tucson.
  • 81.2% of people in Tucson have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.6% of people in Tucson have completed high school.
  • 25.0% of people in Tucson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tucson

IndexTucsonArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade81.2%83.5%83.8%
Completed high school79.6%81.9%82.4%
Completed some college60.2%61.4%58.4%
Completed associate degree33.5%35.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors25.0%27.1%29.3%
Completed masters10.0%10.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oro Valley, AZ41,49369%39%
Catalina Foothills, AZ50,64363%28%
Tanque Verde, AZ16,41150%2%
Casas Adobes, AZ68,52545%9%
Vail, AZ10,76440%19%
Tucson, AZ525,03132%35%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fresno, CA506,13228%44%
Albuquerque, NM553,57626%48%
Sacramento, CA476,07529%40%
Long Beach, CA468,59437%25%
Kansas City, MO465,00543%13%
Tucson, AZ525,03132%35%
Source: The Tucson, AZ 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.