Avg. test scores 23%
High school dipl. 15%
Bachelors degree 65%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Gig Harbor, WA School Districts

      • Peninsula School District

      There are a total of 13 public schools, 7 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Gig Harbor. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Gig Harbor, WA schools is 61%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Gig Harbor, WA, an average of 96.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 95.4% have completed high school.

      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%
      Purdy, WA1,06962%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%
      Center Line, MI8,31328%44%
      Upper Saddle River, NJ8,30178%59%
      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.