Bay City school information

IndexBay CityMichiganNational
Average Test Scores35%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:122:116:1
Total public schools233,42179,221
Total private schools1483524,874
Total post-secondary schools11967,963
The Bay City, MI educational system consists of 23 public schools, 14 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Bay City public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 15% lower than than the Michigan average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bay City public schools is 20:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.4% have completed high school, 15.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bay City are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Bay City.
  • 82.3% of people in Bay City have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.4% of people in Bay City have completed high school.
  • 15.6% of people in Bay City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bay City

IndexBay CityMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school81.4%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college51.9%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.7%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.6%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Freeland, MI7,14156%13%
Auburn, MI1,93546%8%
Essexville, MI3,41842%14%
Reese, MI1,54442%15%
Shields, MI6,08834%30%
Bay City, MI34,11035%30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Dimas, CA34,10952%5%
Redan, GA34,10019%62%
Seaside, CA34,12032%36%
Hinesville, GA34,12729%41%
Dakota Ridge, CO34,13352%5%
Bay City, MI34,11035%30%
Source: The Bay City, MI 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.