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Avg. test scores 60%
High school dipl. 9%
Bachelors degree 81%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Fairfax, VA School Districts

      • Fairfax County Public Schools

      There are a total of 27 public schools, 13 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Fairfax. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Fairfax, VA schools is 79%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Fairfax, VA, an average of 90.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 90.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Floris, VA7,87695%93%
      Great Falls, VA15,78695%93%
      Wolf Trap, VA16,72295%93%
      McLean, VA48,86795%92%
      Mantua, VA7,49794%91%
      Fairfax, VA23,62079%60%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Greenbelt, MD23,62337%24%
      Palm Springs, FL23,59231%37%
      North Laurel, MD23,59041%17%
      Marshall, TX23,65162%27%
      Mequon, WI23,66373%49%
      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.