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Norfolk school information

Index Norfolk Virginia National
Average Test Scores68%79%48%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools651,59679,221
Total private schools2655324,874
Total post-secondary schools151997,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Norfolk are 41% 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

      Index Norfolk Virginia National
      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%

      Norfolk, VA School Districts

      • Norfolk City Public Schools

      There are a total of 65 public schools, 26 private schools and 15 post-secondary schools in Norfolk. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Norfolk, VA schools is 68%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Norfolk, VA, an average of 83.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Chesapeake, VA242,64782%71.8%
      Hampton, VA135,16976%58.4%
      Portsmouth, VA94,96171%48.6%
      Norfolk, VA244,30068%40.8%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Winston-Salem, NC245,78735%27.3%
      Chesapeake, VA242,64782%71.8%
      North Las Vegas, NV247,24833%30.3%
      Irving, TX240,47546%4.9%
      Gilbert, AZ248,34961%27.1%
      Norfolk, VA244,30068%40.8%
      Source: The Norfolk, VA 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.