Norfolk school information

IndexNorfolkVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores69%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools651,59679,221
Total private schools2655324,874
Total post-secondary schools151997,963
The Norfolk, VA educational system consists of 65 public schools, 26 private schools and 15 post-secondary schools. Norfolk public schools have average test scores of 69% which is 12% lower than than the Virginia average and 39% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Norfolk public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.6% have completed high school, 26.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Norfolk are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 65 public schools in Norfolk.
  • 83.6% of people in Norfolk have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.6% of people in Norfolk have completed high school.
  • 26.6% of people in Norfolk have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Norfolk

IndexNorfolkVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade83.6%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school82.6%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.0%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.9%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.6%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters10.6%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.7%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chesapeake, VA233,19479%62%
Portsmouth, VA96,07173%48%
Hampton, VA136,78971%45%
Norfolk, VA245,72469%39%

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Madison, WI246,03436%26%
Lubbock, TX244,50769%40%
Irvine, CA246,99275%52%
Chandler, AZ242,13155%12%
Glendale, AZ239,94335%28%
Norfolk, VA245,72469%39%
Source: The Norfolk, VA 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.