Colonial Heights school information

IndexColonial HeightsVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores80%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools61,59679,221
Total private schools155324,874
Total post-secondary schools11997,963
The Colonial Heights, VA educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Colonial Heights public schools have average test scores of 80% which is 2% higher than than the Virginia average and 62% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Colonial Heights public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.3% have completed high school, 21.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Colonial Heights are 62% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Colonial Heights.
  • 84.5% of people in Colonial Heights have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.3% of people in Colonial Heights have completed high school.
  • 21.9% of people in Colonial Heights have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Colonial Heights

IndexColonial HeightsVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade84.5%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.3%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college54.3%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.8%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.9%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.0%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.7%1.3%

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

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Source: The Colonial Heights, 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.