Bethesda school information

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Average Test Scores68%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools181,16379,221
Total private schools2467424,874
Total post-secondary schools41127,963
The Bethesda, MD educational system consists of 18 public schools, 24 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Bethesda public schools have average test scores of 68% which is 65% higher than than the Maryland average and 39% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bethesda public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.7% have completed high school, 83.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 28.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bethesda are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Bethesda.
  • 97.8% of people in Bethesda have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.7% of people in Bethesda have completed high school.
  • 83.2% of people in Bethesda have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bethesda

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade97.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school97.7%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college93.3%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree86.1%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors83.2%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters55.6%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree28.0%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate11.2%2.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Bethesda (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%
Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Waltham, MA62,69957%16%
South Jordan, UT62,75146%7%
Broomfield, CO62,44948%3%
Greenville, SC62,77657%15%
Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%
Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%
Source: The Bethesda, MD 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.