Great Falls school information

IndexGreat FallsVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores95%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:113:116:1
Total public schools21,59679,221
Total private schools155324,874
Total post-secondary schools11997,963
The Great Falls, VA educational system consists of 2 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Great Falls public schools have average test scores of 95% which is 22% higher than than the Virginia average and 93% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Great Falls public schools is 17:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 98.5% have completed high school, 81.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 19.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Great Falls are 93% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Great Falls.
  • 98.7% of people in Great Falls have completed 8th grade.
  • 98.5% of people in Great Falls have completed high school.
  • 81.9% of people in Great Falls have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Great Falls

IndexGreat FallsVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade98.7%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school98.5%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college92.9%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree85.4%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors81.9%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters45.2%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree19.4%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate7.1%1.7%1.3%

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

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Source: The Great Falls, 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.