Chesapeake school information

IndexChesapeakeVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores79%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools491,59679,221
Total private schools2155324,874
Total post-secondary schools31997,963
The Chesapeake, VA educational system consists of 49 public schools, 21 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Chesapeake public schools have average test scores of 79% which is 2% higher than than the Virginia average and 62% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chesapeake public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.8% have completed high school, 30.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chesapeake are 62% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 49 public schools in Chesapeake.
  • 87.5% of people in Chesapeake have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.8% of people in Chesapeake have completed high school.
  • 30.4% of people in Chesapeake have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chesapeake

IndexChesapeakeVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade87.5%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school86.8%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college65.4%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.7%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.4%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters11.0%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Portsmouth, VA96,07173%48%
Norfolk, VA245,72469%39%
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Source: The Chesapeake, 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.