Cortland school information

IndexCortlandNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores35%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools74,06079,221
Total private schools51,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools34837,963
The Cortland, NY educational system consists of 7 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Cortland public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 28% lower than than the New York average and 29% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cortland public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.4% have completed high school, 26.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Cortland are 29% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Cortland.
  • 85.6% of people in Cortland have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.4% of people in Cortland have completed high school.
  • 26.1% of people in Cortland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cortland

IndexCortlandNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade85.6%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school84.4%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college60.2%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.9%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.1%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.7%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Northeast Ithaca, NY2,88264%31%
Tully, NY1,06858%17%
Dryden, NY1,96950%1%
DeRuyter, NY48141%17%
Moravia, NY1,54041%17%
Cortland, NY19,01835%29%

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Montrose, CO19,01630%38%
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Cortland, NY19,01835%29%
Source: The Cortland, NY 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.