Olympia school information

Average Test Scores64%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools231,99179,221
Total private schools1054824,874
Total post-secondary schools31477,963
The Olympia, WA educational system consists of 23 public schools, 10 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Olympia public schools have average test scores of 64% which is 32% higher than than the Washington average and 30% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Olympia public schools is 24:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.6% have completed high school, 44.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Olympia are 30% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Olympia.
  • 90.3% of people in Olympia have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.6% of people in Olympia have completed high school.
  • 44.2% of people in Olympia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Olympia

Completed 8th grade90.3%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school89.6%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college76.9%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.7%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.2%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters17.8%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.5%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
DuPont, WA9,22465%32%
Steilacoom, WA6,17564%30%
North Fort Lewis, WA3,92462%26%
Lacey, WA45,64452%7%
Longbranch, WA3,31452%6%
Olympia, WA49,60864%30%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wilson, NC49,55832%34%
Downers Grove, IL49,55542%15%
Poway, CA49,67560%22%
Logan, UT49,53944%11%
Ashburn, VA49,69287%77%
Olympia, WA49,60864%30%
Source: The Olympia, WA 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.