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Avg. test scores 21%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 15%

Mesa school information

IndexMesaArizonaNational
Average Test Scores39%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio30:118:116:1
Total public schools1371,86379,221
Total private schools1831624,874
Total post-secondary schools101487,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Mesa are 21% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 137 public schools in Mesa
  • 85.0% of people in Mesa have completed 8th grade
  • 83.8% of people in Mesa have completed high school
  • 25.6% of people in Mesa have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Mesa, AZ Schools

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      Education level achieved in Mesa

      IndexMesaArizonaNational
      Completed 8th grade85.0%83.7%84.3%
      Completed high school83.8%82.2%83.0%
      Completed some college61.7%62.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree34.6%36.5%38.5%
      Completed bachelors25.6%28.0%30.3%
      Completed masters8.7%10.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.1%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

      Mesa, AZ School Districts

      • Mesa Unified District
      • Gilbert Unified District
      • Queen Creek Unified District

      There are a total of 137 public schools, 18 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools in Mesa. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Mesa, AZ schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 30:1. In Mesa, AZ, an average of 85.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,83362%27%
      Chandler, AZ242,13155%12%
      Scottsdale, AZ234,49553%8%
      Queen Creek, AZ30,84952%5%
      Gilbert, AZ226,83251%4%
      Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Long Beach, CA469,79337%25%
      Kansas City, MO471,76743%13%
      Sacramento, CA484,53029%40%
      Atlanta, GA456,37828%44%
      Virginia Beach, VA449,73382%67%
      Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%
      Source: The Mesa, AZ 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.