Gainesville school information

IndexGainesvilleGeorgiaNational
Average Test Scores30%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools422,16479,221
Total private schools751524,874
Total post-secondary schools31927,963
The Gainesville, GA educational system consists of 42 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Gainesville public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 14% lower than than the Georgia average and 38% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gainesville public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Georgia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 68.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 66.2% have completed high school, 21.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gainesville are 38% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 42 public schools in Gainesville.
  • 68.2% of people in Gainesville have completed 8th grade.
  • 66.2% of people in Gainesville have completed high school.
  • 21.8% of people in Gainesville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gainesville

IndexGainesvilleGeorgiaNational
Completed 8th grade68.2%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school66.2%81.0%83.0%
Completed some college44.7%57.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.1%36.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.8%29.4%30.3%
Completed masters8.6%11.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%3.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hoschton, GA1,78258%18%
Sugar Hill, GA20,88958%17%
Buford, GA13,92755%12%
Jefferson, GA9,94652%7%
Talmo, GA19450%1%
Gainesville, GA37,90630%38%

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Gainesville, GA37,90630%38%
Source: The Gainesville, GA 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.