Port Arthur school information

IndexPort ArthurTexasNational
Average Test Scores63%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools257,41879,221
Total private schools31,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools14637,963
The Port Arthur, TX educational system consists of 25 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Port Arthur public schools have average test scores of 63% which is 13% lower than than the Texas average and 27% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Port Arthur public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 71.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 69.3% have completed high school, 11.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Port Arthur are 27% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Port Arthur.
  • 71.8% of people in Port Arthur have completed 8th grade.
  • 69.3% of people in Port Arthur have completed high school.
  • 11.3% of people in Port Arthur have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Port Arthur

IndexPort ArthurTexasNational
Completed 8th grade71.8%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school69.3%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college37.7%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.0%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.3%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters3.2%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Port Arthur, TX 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.