Gig Harbor school information

IndexGig HarborWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores61%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools131,99179,221
Total private schools754824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1477,963
The Gig Harbor, WA educational system consists of 13 public schools, 7 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Gig Harbor public schools have average test scores of 61% which is 26% higher than than the Washington average and 23% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gig Harbor public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.4% have completed high school, 49.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gig Harbor are 23% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Gig Harbor.
  • 96.1% of people in Gig Harbor have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.4% of people in Gig Harbor have completed high school.
  • 49.9% of people in Gig Harbor have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gig Harbor

IndexGig HarborWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade96.1%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school95.4%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college82.4%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.5%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.9%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters20.4%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.0%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.2%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Artondale, WA13,50667%37%
Southworth, WA2,15866%33%
Vashon, WA9,84465%31%
Steilacoom, WA6,17564%30%
North Fort Lewis, WA3,92462%26%
Gig Harbor, WA8,30761%23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
St. Joseph, MI8,30758%17%
Doylestown, PA8,30580%63%
Smithfield, VA8,30475%52%
Upper Saddle River, NJ8,30178%59%
Center Line, MI8,31328%44%
Gig Harbor, WA8,30761%23%
Source: The Gig Harbor, WA 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.