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Avg. test scores 82%
High school dipl. 12%
Bachelors degree 60%

Pontiac school information

IndexPontiacMichiganNational
Average Test Scores18%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:122:116:1
Total public schools293,42179,221
Total private schools583524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1967,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Pontiac are 64% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Pontiac
  • 75.5% of people in Pontiac have completed 8th grade
  • 73.4% of people in Pontiac have completed high school
  • 12.1% of people in Pontiac have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Pontiac

      IndexPontiacMichiganNational
      Completed 8th grade75.5%86.9%84.3%
      Completed high school73.4%85.9%83.0%
      Completed some college46.0%60.3%59.4%
      Completed associate degree17.7%36.5%38.5%
      Completed bachelors12.1%27.4%30.3%
      Completed masters4.0%10.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree0.9%2.8%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%

      Pontiac, MI School Districts

      • Pontiac City School District
      • Waterford School District

      There are a total of 29 public schools, 5 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Pontiac. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Pontiac, MI schools is 18%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Pontiac, MI, an average of 75.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 73.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Huntington Woods, MI6,33077%55%
      Bloomfield Hills, MI3,98474%51%
      Rochester, MI12,96970%42%
      Bingham Farms, MI1,11270%41%
      Troy, MI82,98269%41%
      Pontiac, MI59,92018%64%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,91644%10%
      Gardena, CA59,89829%41%
      Lakeville, MN59,78671%43%
      Reston, VA60,07084%71%
      Springfield, OH59,76164%30%
      Pontiac, MI59,92018%64%
      Source: The Pontiac, MI 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.