Gaithersburg school information

Average Test Scores37%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools311,16379,221
Total private schools1267424,874
Total post-secondary schools31127,963
The Gaithersburg, MD educational system consists of 31 public schools, 12 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Gaithersburg public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 10% lower than than the Maryland average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gaithersburg public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.0% have completed high school, 54.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gaithersburg are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 31 public schools in Gaithersburg.
  • 86.8% of people in Gaithersburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.0% of people in Gaithersburg have completed high school.
  • 54.0% of people in Gaithersburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gaithersburg

Completed 8th grade86.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school86.0%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college73.3%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree59.2%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.0%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters27.1%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.2%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.1%2.5%1.3%

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

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Floris, VA7,87695%93%
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McLean, VA48,86795%92%
Loudoun Valley Estates, VA6,10989%81%
Gaithersburg, MD66,10437%24%

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Victoria, TX66,13961%24%
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Gaithersburg, MD66,10437%24%
Source: The Gaithersburg, MD 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.