Oklahoma City school information

IndexOklahoma CityOklahomaNational
Average Test Scores61%67%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:122:116:1
Total public schools1701,34679,221
Total private schools3215924,874
Total post-secondary schools301787,963
The Oklahoma City, OK educational system consists of 170 public schools, 32 private schools and 30 post-secondary schools. Oklahoma City public schools have average test scores of 61% which is 9% lower than than the Oklahoma average and 25% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Oklahoma City public schools is 19:1, compared to 22:1 in Oklahoma and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.0% have completed high school, 29.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Oklahoma City are 25% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 170 public schools in Oklahoma City.
  • 82.0% of people in Oklahoma City have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.0% of people in Oklahoma City have completed high school.
  • 29.3% of people in Oklahoma City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Oklahoma City

IndexOklahoma CityOklahomaNational
Completed 8th grade82.0%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school81.0%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college60.1%55.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.4%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.3%24.5%30.3%
Completed masters9.9%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%2.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Edmond, OK88,34286%74%
Piedmont, OK6,77982%66%
Choctaw, OK11,98980%62%
Yukon, OK25,29380%62%
Moore, OK59,50177%57%
Oklahoma City, OK620,01561%25%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Portland, OR620,58951%3%
Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%
Louisville, KY611,57340%19%
Milwaukee, WI598,67221%57%
Nashville, TN643,77143%12%
Oklahoma City, OK620,01561%25%
Source: The Oklahoma City, OK 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.