Washington school information

IndexWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Average Test Scores23%23%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools20820879,235
Total private schools878724,875
Total post-secondary schools38387,965

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  • The average school test scores in Washington are 53% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 208 public schools in Washington.
  • 86.9% of people in Washington have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.1% of people in Washington have completed high school.
  • 53.4% of people in Washington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Washington

IndexWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Completed 8th grade86.9%86.9%83.8%
Completed high school86.1%86.1%82.4%
Completed some college70.3%70.3%58.4%
Completed associate degree56.5%56.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors53.4%53.4%29.3%
Completed masters30.1%30.1%11.0%
Completed professional degree12.2%12.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.9%3.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wolf Trap, VA16,57795%93%
McLean, VA48,07895%92%
Mantua, VA7,48794%91%
Wakefield, VA12,68493%90%
Pimmit Hills, VA7,36491%85%
Washington, DC633,73623%53%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Denver, CO633,77729%42%
Seattle, WA637,85057%16%
Boston, MA639,59451%3%
Nashville, TN624,26143%12%
Baltimore, MD622,27120%59%
Washington, DC633,73623%53%
Source: The Washington, DC 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.