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Avg. test scores 15%
High school dipl. 12%
Bachelors degree 143%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Arlington, VA Schools

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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%

      Arlington, VA School Districts

      • Arlington County Public Schools

      There are a total of 32 public schools, 11 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools in Arlington. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Arlington, VA schools is 85%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Arlington, VA, an average of 93.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Gilbert, AZ226,83251%4%
      Fremont, CA227,93467%36%
      Baton Rouge, LA228,69457%15%
      Irving, TX232,01371%43%
      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.