Columbus school information

IndexColumbusOhioNational
Average Test Scores52%69%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:117:116:1
Total public schools2223,65079,221
Total private schools611,00024,874
Total post-secondary schools293937,963
The Columbus, OH educational system consists of 222 public schools, 61 private schools and 29 post-secondary schools. Columbus public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 25% lower than than the Ohio average and 6% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbus public schools is 18:1, compared to 17:1 in Ohio and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.3% have completed high school, 34.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Columbus are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 222 public schools in Columbus.
  • 86.2% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.3% of people in Columbus have completed high school.
  • 34.8% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbus

IndexColumbusOhioNational
Completed 8th grade86.2%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school85.3%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college63.0%55.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.9%35.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.8%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.9%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Powell, OH12,43695%94%
Upper Arlington, OH34,67592%87%
Dublin, OH43,87492%86%
Grandview Heights, OH7,19192%86%
Bexley, OH13,53490%83%
Columbus, OH837,03852%6%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Indianapolis, IN846,67454%9%
San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%
Jacksonville, FL856,61643%13%
Fort Worth, TX815,93068%39%
Charlotte, NC808,83444%11%
Columbus, OH837,03852%6%
Source: The Columbus, OH 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.