El Paso school information

IndexEl PasoTexasNational
Average Test Scores76%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools2097,41879,221
Total private schools391,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools194637,963
The El Paso, TX educational system consists of 209 public schools, 39 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools. El Paso public schools have average test scores of 76% which is 5% higher than than the Texas average and 54% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of El Paso public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.2% have completed high school, 23.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in El Paso are 54% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 209 public schools in El Paso.
  • 74.8% of people in El Paso have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.2% of people in El Paso have completed high school.
  • 23.6% of people in El Paso have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in El Paso

IndexEl PasoTexasNational
Completed 8th grade74.8%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school73.2%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.5%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.1%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.6%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters7.4%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fort Bliss, TX9,65079%60%
Socorro, TX32,98875%52%
Vinton, TX1,54975%51%
Canutillo, TX5,69574%51%
Westway, TX4,10772%46%
El Paso, TX678,05876%54%

Cities with similar population

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