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Avg. test scores 83%
High school dipl. 13%
Bachelors degree 54%

Detroit school information

IndexDetroitMichiganNational
Average Test Scores17%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio23:122:116:1
Total public schools3363,42179,221
Total private schools6483524,874
Total post-secondary schools191967,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Detroit are 65% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 336 public schools in Detroit
  • 73.8% of people in Detroit have completed 8th grade
  • 72.3% of people in Detroit have completed high school
  • 13.8% of people in Detroit have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Detroit, MI Schools

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      Education level achieved in Detroit

      IndexDetroitMichiganNational
      Completed 8th grade73.8%86.9%84.3%
      Completed high school72.3%85.9%83.0%
      Completed some college46.5%60.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree20.7%36.5%38.5%
      Completed bachelors13.8%27.4%30.3%
      Completed masters5.5%10.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.3%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.6%1.1%1.3%

      Detroit, MI School Districts

      • Detroit City School District
      • Hazel Park City School District

      There are a total of 336 public schools, 64 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools in Detroit. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Detroit, MI schools is 17%. The average student to teacher ratio is 23:1. In Detroit, MI, an average of 73.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 72.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Grosse Pointe, MI5,25677%56%
      Huntington Woods, MI6,33077%55%
      Grosse Pointe Farms, MI9,26575%53%
      Bingham Farms, MI1,11270%41%
      Grosse Pointe Woods, MI15,78570%41%
      Detroit, MI683,44317%65%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      El Paso, TX678,05876%54%
      Seattle, WA668,84957%16%
      Denver, CO663,30329%42%
      Washington, DC659,00923%53%
      Boston, MA658,27951%3%
      Detroit, MI683,44317%65%
      Source: The Detroit, MI 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.