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Avg. test scores 62%
High school dipl. 10%
Bachelors degree 24%

Amherst school information

IndexAmherstVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores80%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools51,59679,221
Total private schoolsn/a55324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1997,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Amherst are 62% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Amherst
  • 76.2% of people in Amherst have completed 8th grade
  • 74.4% of people in Amherst have completed high school
  • 22.9% of people in Amherst have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Amherst

      IndexAmherstVirginiaNational
      Completed 8th grade76.2%85.9%84.3%
      Completed high school74.4%84.7%83.0%
      Completed some college47.4%64.1%59.4%
      Completed associate degree25.5%44.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors22.9%36.9%30.3%
      Completed masters5.1%15.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.3%4.2%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.0%1.7%1.3%

      Amherst, VA School Districts

      • Amherst County Public Schools

      There are a total of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Amherst. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Amherst, VA schools is 80%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Amherst, VA, an average of 76.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Forest, VA10,53784%70%
      Madison Heights, VA10,63776%55%
      Lovingston, VA43576%54%
      Lynchburg, VA78,75565%32%
      Amherst, VA2,51980%62%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Montpelier, ID2,51945%8%
      Amboy, IL2,51933%33%
      Covington, IN2,51973%48%
      Monroe City, MO2,51856%14%
      White Sulphur Springs, WV2,51857%16%
      Amherst, VA2,51980%62%
      Source: The Amherst, 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.