Capitol Heights school information

IndexCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
Average Test Scores57%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools121,16379,221
Total private schools367424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1127,963
The Capitol Heights, MD educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Capitol Heights public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 36% higher than than the Maryland average and 15% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Capitol Heights public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.9% have completed high school, 18.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Capitol Heights are 15% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Capitol Heights.
  • 78.0% of people in Capitol Heights have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.9% of people in Capitol Heights have completed high school.
  • 18.0% of people in Capitol Heights have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Capitol Heights

IndexCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade78.0%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school76.9%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college47.2%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.0%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.0%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters6.3%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%2.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Falls Church, VA13,59789%81%
Arlington, VA226,09285%72%
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Hayfield, VA4,45381%65%
Kingstowne, VA15,77980%63%
Capitol Heights, MD4,48957%15%

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Oconto, WI4,48842%14%
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Capitol Heights, MD4,48957%15%
Source: The Capitol Heights, 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.