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Avg. test scores 6%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 8%

Chattanooga school information

IndexChattanoogaTennesseeNational
Average Test Scores46%52%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools481,39079,221
Total private schools2943024,874
Total post-secondary schools101897,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Chattanooga are 6% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 48 public schools in Chattanooga
  • 82.8% of people in Chattanooga have completed 8th grade
  • 81.3% of people in Chattanooga have completed high school
  • 27.8% of people in Chattanooga have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Chattanooga

      IndexChattanoogaTennesseeNational
      Completed 8th grade82.8%82.0%84.3%
      Completed high school81.3%79.9%83.0%
      Completed some college58.6%53.2%59.4%
      Completed associate degree35.5%32.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors27.8%25.4%30.3%
      Completed masters9.8%9.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.9%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

      Chattanooga, TN School Districts

      • Hamilton County School District

      There are a total of 48 public schools, 29 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools in Chattanooga. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chattanooga, TN schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is n/a. In Chattanooga, TN, an average of 82.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Lookout Mountain, TN1,93082%67%
      Signal Mountain, TN8,50081%65%
      Lookout Mountain, GA1,75472%46%
      Middle Valley, TN12,69966%33%
      Ooltewah, TN43264%29%
      Chattanooga, TN175,46246%6%

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      Port St. Lucie, FL175,65250%1%
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      Garden Grove, CA174,67642%14%
      Oceanside, CA173,82935%29%
      Chattanooga, TN175,46246%6%
      Source: The Chattanooga, TN 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.