Waukesha school information

IndexWaukeshaWisconsinNational
Average Test Scores49%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools261,86979,221
Total private schools1087224,874
Total post-secondary schools11147,963
The Waukesha, WI educational system consists of 26 public schools, 10 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Waukesha public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 4% higher than than the Wisconsin average and 1% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Waukesha public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Wisconsin and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.8% have completed high school, 35.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Waukesha are 1% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 26 public schools in Waukesha.
  • 90.8% of people in Waukesha have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.8% of people in Waukesha have completed high school.
  • 35.6% of people in Waukesha have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Waukesha

IndexWaukeshaWisconsinNational
Completed 8th grade90.8%89.0%84.3%
Completed high school89.8%87.8%83.0%
Completed some college67.9%59.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.5%38.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.6%28.4%30.3%
Completed masters11.6%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.2%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.1%1.3%

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

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Lannon, WI1,05385%72%
Delafield, WI7,21877%57%
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North Prairie, WI2,39175%51%
Wind Lake, WI5,38375%51%
Waukesha, WI72,01649%1%

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Waukesha, WI72,01649%1%
Source: The Waukesha, WI 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.