Gaffney school information

IndexGaffneySouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores37%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools1593279,221
Total private schools236924,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Gaffney, SC educational system consists of 15 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Gaffney public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 20% lower than than the South Carolina average and 25% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gaffney public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.7% have completed high school, 22.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gaffney are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Gaffney.
  • 77.2% of people in Gaffney have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.7% of people in Gaffney have completed high school.
  • 22.2% of people in Gaffney have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gaffney

IndexGaffneySouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade77.2%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school74.7%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college46.1%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.2%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.2%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters8.5%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Boiling Springs, NC4,65068%38%
Cliffside, NC33160%21%
Chesnee, SC78252%7%
Grover, NC97652%6%
Blacksburg, SC2,06849%1%
Gaffney, SC12,85937%25%

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Gaffney, SC12,85937%25%
Source: The Gaffney, 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.