Fairfax school information

IndexFairfaxVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores79%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools271,59679,221
Total private schools1355324,874
Total post-secondary schools21997,963
The Fairfax, VA educational system consists of 27 public schools, 13 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Fairfax public schools have average test scores of 79% which is 2% higher than than the Virginia average and 60% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fairfax public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.0% have completed high school, 54.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fairfax are 60% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Fairfax.
  • 90.3% of people in Fairfax have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.0% of people in Fairfax have completed high school.
  • 54.7% of people in Fairfax have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fairfax

IndexFairfaxVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade90.3%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college75.7%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree59.0%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.7%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters24.1%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.4%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.1%1.7%1.3%

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

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Floris, VA7,87695%93%
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Mantua, VA7,49794%91%
Fairfax, VA23,62079%60%

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Fairfax, VA23,62079%60%
Source: The Fairfax, VA 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.