Big Stone Gap school information

IndexBig Stone GapVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores88%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools31,59679,221
Total private schoolsn/a55324,874
Total post-secondary schools11997,963
The Big Stone Gap, VA educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Big Stone Gap public schools have average test scores of 88% which is 14% higher than than the Virginia average and 80% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Big Stone Gap public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 66.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 65.9% have completed high school, 22.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Big Stone Gap are 80% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Big Stone Gap.
  • 66.9% of people in Big Stone Gap have completed 8th grade.
  • 65.9% of people in Big Stone Gap have completed high school.
  • 22.3% of people in Big Stone Gap have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Big Stone Gap

IndexBig Stone GapVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade66.9%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school65.9%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college47.4%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.8%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.3%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.6%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Big Stone Gap (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Big Stone Gap, 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.