Port Townsend school information

IndexPort TownsendWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores62%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools51,99179,221
Total private schools254824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1477,963
The Port Townsend, WA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Port Townsend public schools have average test scores of 62% which is 29% higher than than the Washington average and 27% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Port Townsend public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.5% have completed high school, 51.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Port Townsend are 27% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Port Townsend.
  • 92.5% of people in Port Townsend have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.5% of people in Port Townsend have completed high school.
  • 51.3% of people in Port Townsend have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Port Townsend

IndexPort TownsendWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade92.5%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school92.5%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college76.7%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree56.4%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors51.3%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters21.5%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Camano, WA15,96865%31%
Oak Harbor, WA22,54453%8%
Coupeville, WA2,10452%5%
Sequim, WA6,73649%0%
Port Townsend, WA9,28662%27%

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Pecos, TX9,28568%38%
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Greenwood, AR9,29642%14%
Port Townsend, WA9,28662%27%
Source: The Port Townsend, WA 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.