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Avg. test scores 10%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 2%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      La Plata, MD School Districts

      • Charles County Public Schools

      There are a total of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in La Plata. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for La Plata, MD schools is 54%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In La Plata, MD, an average of 89.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Dahlgren, VA3,24983%69%
      Lorton, VA20,17381%65%
      Hayfield, VA4,45381%65%
      Newington Forest, VA12,26278%59%
      Fort Hunt, VA17,18278%58%
      La Plata, MD9,05954%10%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Detroit Lakes, MN9,06053%7%
      Alcoa, TN9,05861%23%
      Sheffield Lake, OH9,05585%72%
      Granbury, TX9,05270%41%
      Sheffield, AL9,06731%37%
      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.