Fairfax school information

IndexFairfaxSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores30%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools493279,221
Total private schoolsn/a36924,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Fairfax, SC educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Fairfax public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 36% lower than than the South Carolina average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fairfax public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.1% have completed high school, 16.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fairfax are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Fairfax.
  • 84.3% of people in Fairfax have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Fairfax have completed high school.
  • 16.7% of people in Fairfax have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fairfax

IndexFairfaxSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college39.8%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.8%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.7%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters2.5%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Varnville, SC2,25842%15%
Brunson, SC48540%20%
Hampton, SC2,69337%25%
Estill, SC2,14925%50%
Allendale, SC3,18922%55%
Fairfax, SC1,91030%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Stillwater, NY1,91052%6%
Thomaston, ME1,91034%32%
Dunnellon, FL1,91042%14%
Warren, OR1,90967%36%
Monon, IN1,90964%29%
Fairfax, SC1,91030%40%
Source: The Fairfax, SC 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.