Laurel school information

IndexLaurelMarylandNational
Average Test Scores40%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools181,16379,221
Total private schools767424,874
Total post-secondary schools21127,963
The Laurel, MD educational system consists of 18 public schools, 7 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Laurel public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 3% lower than than the Maryland average and 18% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Laurel public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.7% have completed high school, 40.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Laurel are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Laurel.
  • 86.9% of people in Laurel have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.7% of people in Laurel have completed high school.
  • 40.1% of people in Laurel have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Laurel

IndexLaurelMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade86.9%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school85.7%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college65.1%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.7%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors40.1%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters17.7%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%2.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Arlington, VA226,09285%72%
Springdale, MD2,87877%56%
Fulton, MD3,09776%54%
Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD6,02469%40%
Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%
Laurel, MD25,70340%18%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Milford, MA25,70156%14%
Burlington, MA25,69867%36%
Zionsville, IN25,70989%82%
Green, OH25,71389%80%
Cave Spring, VA25,71990%83%
Laurel, MD25,70340%18%
Source: The Laurel, 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.