Gate City school information

IndexGate CityVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores88%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools61,59679,221
Total private schoolsn/a55324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1997,963
The Gate City, VA educational system consists of 6 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Gate City public schools have average test scores of 88% which is 13% higher than than the Virginia average and 78% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gate City public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.5% have completed high school, 17.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Gate City are 78% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Gate City.
  • 79.1% of people in Gate City have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.5% of people in Gate City have completed high school.
  • 17.4% of people in Gate City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gate City

IndexGate CityVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade79.1%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school75.5%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college51.8%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.2%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.4%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters4.8%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.7%1.3%

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

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Gate City, VA2,33688%78%

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Gate City, VA2,33688%78%
Source: The Gate City, 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.