Dunkirk school information

IndexDunkirkNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores36%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools64,06079,221
Total private schools31,09224,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4837,963
The Dunkirk, NY educational system consists of 6 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Dunkirk public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 25% lower than than the New York average and 27% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dunkirk public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.8% have completed high school, 14.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Dunkirk are 27% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Dunkirk.
  • 78.1% of people in Dunkirk have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.8% of people in Dunkirk have completed high school.
  • 14.6% of people in Dunkirk have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Dunkirk

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  • Dunkirk Middle School525 Eagle StGrades: 6 - 8Students: 465 · Ratio: 10:114
  • Dunkirk Senior High School75 W 6th StGrades: 9 - 12Students: 602 · Ratio: 12:190
  • School 3742 Lamphere StGrades: KG - 5Students: 241 · Ratio: 12:112
  • School 4752 Central AveGrades: PK - 5Students: 273 · Ratio: 15:127
  • School 5117 Brigham RdGrades: PK - 5Students: 200 · Ratio: 11:147
  • School 7348 Lake Shore Dr EGrades: PK - 5Students: 293 · Ratio: 12:127

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Education level achieved in Dunkirk

IndexDunkirkNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade78.1%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school76.8%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college43.2%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.6%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.6%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters7.6%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.5%1.3%

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

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Westfield, NY3,39456%13%
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Forestville, NY62847%4%
Sinclairville, NY70145%10%
Dunkirk, NY12,18636%27%

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Evanston, WY12,17948%2%
Jensen Beach, FL12,17861%24%
Marysville, CA12,17631%37%
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Dunkirk, NY12,18636%27%
Source: The Dunkirk, 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.