Phoenix school information

Average Test Scores34%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:118:116:1
Total public schools4341,86379,221
Total private schools7731624,874
Total post-secondary schools421487,963
The Phoenix, AZ educational system consists of 434 public schools, 77 private schools and 42 post-secondary schools. Phoenix public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 4% lower than than the Arizona average and 31% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Phoenix public schools is 19:1, compared to 18:1 in Arizona and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.2% have completed high school, 27.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Phoenix are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 434 public schools in Phoenix.
  • 79.7% of people in Phoenix have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.2% of people in Phoenix have completed high school.
  • 27.4% of people in Phoenix have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Phoenix

Completed 8th grade79.7%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.2%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.3%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.4%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Paradise Valley, AZ13,83362%27%
Chandler, AZ242,13155%12%
Scottsdale, AZ234,49553%8%
Peoria, AZ158,67750%1%
Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%
Dallas, TX1,278,43365%31%
San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
Source: The Phoenix, AZ 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.