Burlington school information

IndexBurlingtonVermontNational
Average Test Scores49%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:111:116:1
Total public schools1314379,221
Total private schools66724,874
Total post-secondary schools5237,963
The Burlington, VT educational system consists of 13 public schools, 6 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Burlington public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 4% higher than than the Vermont average and 1% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Burlington public schools is 11:1, compared to 11:1 in Vermont and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.1% have completed high school, 50.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Burlington are 1% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Burlington.
  • 88.9% of people in Burlington have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.1% of people in Burlington have completed high school.
  • 50.9% of people in Burlington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Burlington

IndexBurlingtonVermontNational
Completed 8th grade88.9%89.9%84.3%
Completed high school87.1%88.3%83.0%
Completed some college71.9%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.7%44.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.9%36.2%30.3%
Completed masters21.2%14.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.0%4.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.0%1.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Shelburne, VT56472%46%
South Burlington, VT18,70467%35%
Hinesburg, VT86767%35%
Essex Junction, VT9,92257%17%
Peru, NY1,65047%4%
Burlington, VT42,55649%1%

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Altamonte Springs, FL42,55748%3%
Bentonville, AR42,49948%3%
Concord, NH42,63443%13%
Fairfield, OH42,64064%30%
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41270%42%
Burlington, VT42,55649%1%
Source: The Burlington, VT 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.