Petersburg school information

Average Test Scores60%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools151,59679,221
Total private schools655324,874
Total post-secondary schools31997,963
The Petersburg, VA educational system consists of 15 public schools, 6 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Petersburg public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 23% lower than than the Virginia average and 22% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Petersburg public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.2% have completed high school, 16.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Petersburg are 22% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Petersburg.
  • 75.5% of people in Petersburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.2% of people in Petersburg have completed high school.
  • 16.6% of people in Petersburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Petersburg

Completed 8th grade75.5%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school73.2%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college45.7%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.0%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.6%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.7%1.3%

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

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Enon, VA3,98193%89%
Matoaca, VA2,57381%64%
Bellwood, VA6,08281%64%
Prince George, VA2,07180%62%
Colonial Heights, VA17,55480%62%
Petersburg, VA31,99760%22%

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Petersburg, VA31,99760%22%
Source: The Petersburg, 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.