Clearwater school information

IndexClearwaterFloridaNational
Average Test Scores40%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools413,38879,221
Total private schools291,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools94667,963
The Clearwater, FL educational system consists of 41 public schools, 29 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. Clearwater public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 19% lower than than the Florida average and 19% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Clearwater public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.2% have completed high school, 27.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Clearwater are 19% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 41 public schools in Clearwater.
  • 87.1% of people in Clearwater have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.2% of people in Clearwater have completed high school.
  • 27.8% of people in Clearwater have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Clearwater

IndexClearwaterFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade87.1%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school86.2%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college61.5%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.8%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.0%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Keystone, FL23,85077%57%
Madeira Beach, FL4,34377%56%
East Lake, FL32,04676%54%
Westchase, FL22,99971%44%
Trinity, FL10,33469%41%
Clearwater, FL111,74740%19%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Westminster, CO111,77032%36%
Elgin, IL111,91924%52%
Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%
Rochester, MN111,39653%7%
Lehigh Acres, FL112,27943%13%
Clearwater, FL111,74740%19%
Source: The Clearwater, FL 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.