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High school dipl. NAT. AVG.
Bachelors degree NAT. AVG.
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Memphis school information

Index Memphis Tennessee National
Average Test Scores21%35%48%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools1871,39079,221
Total private schools7743024,874
Total post-secondary schools351897,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Memphis are 56% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 187 public schools in Memphis
  • 81.4% of people in Memphis have completed 8th grade
  • 80.0% of people in Memphis have completed high school
  • 25.1% of people in Memphis have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Memphis

      Index Memphis Tennessee National
      Completed 8th grade81.4%82.0%84.3%
      Completed high school80.0%79.9%83.0%
      Completed some college54.7%53.2%59.4%
      Completed associate degree31.0%32.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors25.1%25.4%30.3%
      Completed masters9.8%9.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.4%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.3%1.2%1.3%

      Memphis, TN School Districts

      • Shelby County School District

      There are a total of 187 public schools, 77 private schools and 35 post-secondary schools in Memphis. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Memphis, TN schools is 21%. The average student to teacher ratio is n/a. In Memphis, TN, an average of 81.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Olive Branch, MS38,27062%28.9%
      Walls, MS1,41550%4.9%
      Southaven, MS55,02650%4.8%
      Bartlett, TN59,25248%0.2%
      Marion, AR12,37132%32.8%
      Memphis, TN650,91021%56.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Portland, OR650,38049%1.5%
      Oklahoma City, OK649,82124%49.1%
      Las Vegas, NV644,59441%15.4%
      Nashville, TN667,07026%45.1%
      Detroit, MI672,35119%60.7%
      Memphis, TN650,91021%56.4%
      Source: The Memphis, TN education data displayed above is derived from the 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.