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Avg. test scores 42%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 105%

Alexandria school information

IndexAlexandriaVirginiaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexAlexandriaVirginiaNational
      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%

      Alexandria, VA School Districts

      • Alexandria City Public Schools

      There are a total of 57 public schools, 31 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Alexandria. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Alexandria, VA schools is 70%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Alexandria, VA, an average of 90.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 90.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

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

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Pomona, CA151,80726%47%
      Escondido, CA149,91235%29%
      Lakewood, CO149,79334%32%
      Kansas City, KS149,75522%55%
      Pasadena, TX153,28669%41%
      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.