Canton school information

IndexCantonOhioNational
Average Test Scores60%69%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:117:116:1
Total public schools593,65079,221
Total private schools151,00024,874
Total post-secondary schools63937,963
The Canton, OH educational system consists of 59 public schools, 15 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Canton public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 13% lower than than the Ohio average and 23% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Canton public schools is 17:1, compared to 17:1 in Ohio and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.0% have completed high school, 14.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Canton are 23% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 59 public schools in Canton.
  • 81.5% of people in Canton have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.0% of people in Canton have completed high school.
  • 14.6% of people in Canton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Canton

IndexCantonOhioNational
Completed 8th grade81.5%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school80.0%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college47.4%55.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.5%35.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.6%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters4.9%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Uniontown, OH3,62494%91%
Green, OH25,71389%80%
North Canton, OH17,42288%79%
Portage Lakes, OH6,78588%78%
New Franklin, OH14,19587%77%
Canton, OH72,16360%23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Waukesha, WI72,01649%1%
Iowa City, IA72,38573%47%
Waldorf, MD72,41336%28%
Layton, UT72,41344%11%
Rapid City, SD72,44142%15%
Canton, OH72,16360%23%
Source: The Canton, OH 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.