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Avg. test scores 53%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 26%

Amarillo school information

IndexAmarilloTexasNational
Average Test Scores75%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools687,41879,221
Total private schools111,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools34637,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Amarillo are 53% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 68 public schools in Amarillo
  • 79.5% of people in Amarillo have completed 8th grade
  • 78.0% of people in Amarillo have completed high school
  • 22.3% of people in Amarillo have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Amarillo

      IndexAmarilloTexasNational
      Completed 8th grade79.5%79.3%84.3%
      Completed high school78.0%77.8%83.0%
      Completed some college58.3%57.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree30.5%34.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors22.3%28.1%30.3%
      Completed masters7.3%9.6%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.0%2.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.9%1.1%1.3%

      Amarillo, TX School Districts

      • Amarillo Independent School District
      • Canyon Independent School District
      • Highland Park Independent School District
      • River Road Independent School District

      There are a total of 68 public schools, 11 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Amarillo. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Amarillo, TX schools is 75%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Amarillo, TX, an average of 79.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Canyon, TX14,53387%77%
      Amarillo, TX197,57075%53%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Little Rock, AR197,64026%46%
      Glendale, CA197,89552%6%
      Augusta, GA196,78422%56%
      Akron, OH198,50857%15%
      Shreveport, LA198,57152%6%
      Amarillo, TX197,57075%53%
      Source: The Amarillo, TX 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.