Avg. test scores 18%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 19%
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New York school information

IndexNew YorkNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores57%56%48%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools1,2534,06079,221
Total private schools1551,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools2154837,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in New York are 18% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 1,253 public schools in New York
  • 79.1% of people in New York have completed 8th grade
  • 77.1% of people in New York have completed high school
  • 36.2% of people in New York have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in New York

      IndexNew YorkNew YorkNational
      Completed 8th grade79.1%83.5%84.3%
      Completed high school77.1%82.1%83.0%
      Completed some college56.8%59.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree42.6%43.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors36.2%34.7%30.3%
      Completed masters14.9%15.1%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.5%4.2%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.5%1.5%1.3%

      There are a total of 1,253 public schools, 155 private schools and 215 post-secondary schools in New York. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for New York, NY schools is 57%. The average student to teacher ratio is n/a. In New York, NY, an average of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Teterboro, NJ8695%96.4%
      Cedarhurst, NY6,65291%89.1%
      Englewood Cliffs, NJ5,40587%79.8%
      Great Neck, NY10,18385%76.8%
      Essex Fells, NJ2,16485%75.6%
      New York, NY8,461,96157%17.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Chicago, IL2,714,01722%54.2%
      New York, NY8,461,96157%17.9%
      Source: The New York, NY 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.