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Avg. test scores 66%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 10%

Phoenix school information

IndexPhoenixArizonaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Phoenix, AZ Schools

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      Education level achieved in Phoenix

      IndexPhoenixArizonaNational
      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%

      Phoenix, AZ School Districts

      • Washington Elementary District
      • Paradise Valley Unified District
      • Murphy Elementary District
      • Phoenix Union High School District
      • Alhambra Elementary District
      • Isaac Elementary District
      • Pendergast Elementary District
      • Roosevelt Elementary District
      • Scottsdale Unified District
      • Phoenix Elementary District
      • Balsz Elementary District
      • Deer Valley Unified District
      • Creighton Elementary District
      • Cartwright Elementary District
      • Laveen Elementary District
      • Osborn Elementary District
      • Glendale Union High School District
      • Littleton Elementary District
      • Tolleson Elementary District
      • Tempe Union High School District
      • Cave Creek Unified District
      • Union Elementary District
      • Fowler Elementary District
      • Riverside Elementary District
      • Kyrene Elementary District
      • Madison Elementary District
      • Tempe School District
      • Wilson Elementary District

      There are a total of 434 public schools, 77 private schools and 42 post-secondary schools in Phoenix. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Phoenix, AZ schools is 34%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Phoenix, AZ, an average of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.2% have completed high school.

      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.