Durham school information

Average Test Scores53%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools565479,221
Total private schools120724,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a817,963
The Durham, CT educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Durham public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 13% higher than than the Connecticut average and 7% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Durham public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Connecticut and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.9% have completed high school, 46.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Durham are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Durham.
  • 95.9% of people in Durham have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.9% of people in Durham have completed high school.
  • 46.7% of people in Durham have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Durham

Completed 8th grade95.9%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school95.9%86.9%83.0%
Completed some college69.9%62.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.9%45.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors46.7%38.0%30.3%
Completed masters26.2%16.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.9%4.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Madison Center, CT2,40485%72%
Guilford Center, CT2,51778%59%
Chester Center, CT1,98677%56%
Cheshire Village, CT6,10367%37%
Portland, CT5,60766%34%
Durham, CT2,68753%7%

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Dennison, OH2,68771%44%
Seagraves, TX2,68754%9%
Belmond, IA2,68678%59%
Sells, AZ2,68829%41%
Somerset, WI2,68653%8%
Durham, CT2,68753%7%
Source: The Durham, CT 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.