Colorado Springs school information

IndexColorado SpringsColoradoNational
Average Test Scores37%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools1521,42679,221
Total private schools4538424,874
Total post-secondary schools151387,963
The Colorado Springs, CO educational system consists of 152 public schools, 45 private schools and 15 post-secondary schools. Colorado Springs public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 10% higher than than the Colorado average and 25% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Colorado Springs public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.7% have completed high school, 37.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Colorado Springs are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 152 public schools in Colorado Springs.
  • 90.2% of people in Colorado Springs have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.7% of people in Colorado Springs have completed high school.
  • 37.8% of people in Colorado Springs have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Colorado Springs

IndexColorado SpringsColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade90.2%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school89.7%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college73.2%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.5%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.8%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters14.7%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Black Forest, CO13,50653%7%
Gleneagle, CO6,58351%4%
Air Force Academy, CO5,95745%8%
Stratmoor, CO5,82139%22%
Fort Carson, CO14,87335%29%
Colorado Springs, CO448,75937%25%

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Virginia Beach, VA449,73382%67%
Omaha, NE443,07272%47%
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Colorado Springs, CO448,75937%25%
Source: The Colorado Springs, CO 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.