Charlottesville school information

IndexCharlottesvilleVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores72%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools311,59679,221
Total private schools1655324,874
Total post-secondary schools51997,963
The Charlottesville, VA educational system consists of 31 public schools, 16 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Charlottesville public schools have average test scores of 72% which is 7% lower than than the Virginia average and 47% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Charlottesville public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.6% have completed high school, 50.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Charlottesville are 47% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 31 public schools in Charlottesville.
  • 87.6% of people in Charlottesville have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.6% of people in Charlottesville have completed high school.
  • 50.0% of people in Charlottesville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Charlottesville

IndexCharlottesvilleVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade87.6%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school86.6%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college68.7%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.0%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.0%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters26.4%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.7%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.4%1.7%1.3%

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

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Source: The Charlottesville, VA 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.