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Gainesville school information

Index Gainesville Florida National
Average Test Scores52%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio17:117:116:1
Total public schools503,38879,221
Total private schools201,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools74667,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Gainesville are 8% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 50 public schools in Gainesville
  • 88.8% of people in Gainesville have completed 8th grade
  • 88.2% of people in Gainesville have completed high school
  • 43.2% of people in Gainesville have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Gainesville

      Index Gainesville Florida National
      Completed 8th grade88.8%84.0%84.3%
      Completed high school88.2%83.0%83.0%
      Completed some college70.9%58.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree52.5%37.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors43.2%27.9%30.3%
      Completed masters21.6%10.0%11.5%
      Completed professional degree9.3%3.1%3.3%
      Completed doctorate5.4%1.1%1.3%

      Gainesville, FL School Districts

      • Alachua County School District

      There are a total of 50 public schools, 20 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools in Gainesville. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Gainesville, FL schools is 52%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Gainesville, FL, an average of 88.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Micanopy, FL49364%32.3%
      Alachua, FL9,89163%30.4%
      Archer, FL1,10462%28.1%
      Hampton, FL52150%3.1%
      Hawthorne, FL1,50043%10.1%
      Gainesville, FL133,61152%8.1%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Coral Springs, FL133,37062%28.7%
      Columbia, SC134,05741%14.5%
      Cedar Rapids, IA133,12563%30.3%
      Visalia, CA133,10037%23.0%
      Warren, MI134,18831%35.6%
      Gainesville, FL133,61152%8.1%
      Source: The Gainesville, FL education data displayed above is derived from the 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.