Altavista school information

Average Test Scores76%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools21,59679,221
Total private schoolsn/a55324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1997,963
The Altavista, VA educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Altavista public schools have average test scores of 76% which is 3% lower than than the Virginia average and 54% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Altavista public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.0% have completed high school, 20.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Altavista are 54% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Altavista.
  • 81.7% of people in Altavista have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.0% of people in Altavista have completed high school.
  • 20.5% of people in Altavista have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Altavista

Completed 8th grade81.7%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school80.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college44.2%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.1%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.5%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.7%1.3%

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

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Source: The Altavista, 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.