Arlington school information

IndexArlingtonVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores85%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools321,59679,221
Total private schools1155324,874
Total post-secondary schools81997,963
The Arlington, VA educational system consists of 32 public schools, 11 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Arlington public schools have average test scores of 85% which is 9% higher than than the Virginia average and 72% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Arlington public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.9% have completed high school, 73.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 13.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Arlington are 72% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Arlington.
  • 93.4% of people in Arlington have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.9% of people in Arlington have completed high school.
  • 73.7% of people in Arlington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Arlington

IndexArlingtonVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade93.4%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school92.9%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college85.6%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree77.0%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors73.7%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters39.1%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree13.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.3%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Arlington (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%
Arlington, VA226,09285%72%

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Gilbert, AZ226,83251%4%
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Chesapeake, VA233,19479%62%
Arlington, VA226,09285%72%
Source: The Arlington, 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.