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Avg. test scores 35%
High school dipl. 13%
Bachelors degree 2%

Dallas school information

IndexDallasTexasNational
Average Test Scores65%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools3097,41879,221
Total private schools891,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools454637,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Dallas are 31% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 309 public schools in Dallas
  • 74.2% of people in Dallas have completed 8th grade
  • 72.2% of people in Dallas have completed high school
  • 31.0% of people in Dallas have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Dallas, TX Schools

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      Education level achieved in Dallas

      IndexDallasTexasNational
      Completed 8th grade74.2%79.3%84.3%
      Completed high school72.2%77.8%83.0%
      Completed some college53.9%57.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree35.5%34.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors31.0%28.1%30.3%
      Completed masters11.5%9.6%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.9%2.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

      Dallas, TX School Districts

      • Dallas Independent School District
      • Richardson Independent School District
      • Duncanville Independent School District
      • Irving Independent School District
      • Coppell Independent School District
      • Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
      • DeSoto Independent School District
      • Mesquite Independent School District
      • Plano Independent School District
      • Grand Prairie Independent School District

      There are a total of 309 public schools, 89 private schools and 45 post-secondary schools in Dallas. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Dallas, TX schools is 65%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Dallas, TX, an average of 74.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 72.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      University Park, TX24,34698%98%
      Highland Park, TX8,98698%98%
      Coppell, TX40,63190%83%
      Sachse, TX23,32985%73%
      Sunnyvale, TX5,87183%68%
      Dallas, TX1,278,43365%31%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
      San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
      Dallas, TX1,278,43365%31%
      Source: The Dallas, TX 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.