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76%
  • Fairmont Heights High
  • 1401 Nye St, Capitol Heights
  • Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 788
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
37%
  • Capitol Heights Elementary
  • 601 Suffolk Ave, Capitol Heights
  • Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 231
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
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  • H. W. Wheatley Early Childhood Center
  • 8801 Ritchie Dr, Capitol Heights
  • Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 357
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
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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.

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%

Capitol Heights, MD School Districts

Prince George's County Public Schools

There are a total of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Capitol Heights. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Capitol Heights, MD schools is 57%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Capitol Heights, MD, an average of 78.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 76.9% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Capitol Heights schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Capitol Heights, MD schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Falls Church, VA13,59789%81%
Arlington, VA226,09285%72%
Franconia, VA19,93581%65%
Hayfield, VA4,45381%65%
Kingstowne, VA15,77980%63%
Capitol Heights, MD4,48957%15%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oconto, WI4,48842%14%
Byram, CT4,48750%1%
Fayette, AL4,49138%23%
Mount Vernon, IA4,48790%83%
Marietta-Alderwood, WA4,49245%10%
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.