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Avg. test scores 7%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 18%

Burien school information

IndexBurienWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores46%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools81,99179,221
Total private schools254824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1477,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Burien are 7% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Burien
  • 79.3% of people in Burien have completed 8th grade
  • 78.5% of people in Burien have completed high school
  • 24.9% of people in Burien have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Burien

      IndexBurienWashingtonNational
      Completed 8th grade79.3%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school78.5%86.6%83.0%
      Completed some college56.8%67.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree33.8%43.3%38.5%
      Completed bachelors24.9%33.6%30.3%
      Completed masters7.5%12.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.1%3.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.8%1.5%1.3%

      Burien, WA School Districts

      • Highline School District

      There are a total of 8 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Burien. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Burien, WA schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Burien, WA, an average of 79.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.5% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Medina, WA3,16988%79%
      Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA22,01588%79%
      Mercer Island, WA24,46783%69%
      Sammamish, WA62,13681%65%
      Clyde Hill, WA3,19778%59%
      Burien, WA50,18746%7%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Charleston, WV50,21045%8%
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21961%24%
      Rowland Heights, CA50,28151%3%
      Caldwell, ID50,28832%34%
      Edina, MN49,97678%58%
      Burien, WA50,18746%7%
      Source: The Burien, WA 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.