La Plata school information

IndexLa PlataMarylandNational
Average Test Scores54%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools61,16379,221
Total private schools267424,874
Total post-secondary schools11127,963
The La Plata, MD educational system consists of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. La Plata public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 30% higher than than the Maryland average and 10% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of La Plata public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.8% have completed high school, 30.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in La Plata are 10% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in La Plata.
  • 89.8% of people in La Plata have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.8% of people in La Plata have completed high school.
  • 30.9% of people in La Plata have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in La Plata

IndexLa PlataMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade89.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school88.8%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college66.4%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.8%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.9%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters16.2%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.1%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%2.5%1.3%

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

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Dahlgren, VA3,24983%69%
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Fort Hunt, VA17,18278%58%
La Plata, MD9,05954%10%

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La Plata, MD9,05954%10%
Source: The La Plata, 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.