Aurora school information

IndexAuroraColoradoNational
Average Test Scores27%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:117:116:1
Total public schools811,42679,221
Total private schools2038424,874
Total post-secondary schools121387,963
The Aurora, CO educational system consists of 81 public schools, 20 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Aurora public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 20% lower than than the Colorado average and 45% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Aurora public schools is 20:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.1% have completed high school, 27.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Aurora are 45% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 81 public schools in Aurora.
  • 84.2% of people in Aurora have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Aurora have completed high school.
  • 27.9% of people in Aurora have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Aurora

IndexAuroraColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade84.2%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college61.1%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%

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

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Cherry Hills Village, CO6,41481%64%
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Stonegate, CO9,47851%4%
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Aurora, CO351,13127%45%

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Honolulu, HI349,59749%1%
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Source: The Aurora, CO 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.