Alexandria school information

Average Test Scores70%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools571,59679,221
Total private schools3155324,874
Total post-secondary schools31997,963
The Alexandria, VA educational system consists of 57 public schools, 31 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Alexandria public schools have average test scores of 70% which is 10% lower than than the Virginia average and 42% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Alexandria public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.0% have completed high school, 62.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Alexandria are 42% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 57 public schools in Alexandria.
  • 90.5% of people in Alexandria have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.0% of people in Alexandria have completed high school.
  • 62.1% of people in Alexandria have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Alexandria

Completed 8th grade90.5%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college79.5%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree66.1%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors62.1%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters32.7%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.8%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.5%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Great Falls, VA15,78695%93%
Wolf Trap, VA16,72295%93%
McLean, VA48,86795%92%
Mantua, VA7,49794%91%
Wakefield, VA12,69793%90%
Alexandria, VA151,47370%42%

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Pomona, CA151,80726%47%
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Alexandria, VA151,47370%42%
Source: The Alexandria, VA 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.