Portland school information

IndexPortlandConnecticutNational
Average Test Scores66%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools565479,221
Total private schoolsn/a20724,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a817,963
The Portland, CT educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Portland public schools have average test scores of 66% which is 41% higher than than the Connecticut average and 34% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portland public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Connecticut and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.3% have completed high school, 31.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Portland are 34% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Portland.
  • 88.0% of people in Portland have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.3% of people in Portland have completed high school.
  • 31.0% of people in Portland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portland

IndexPortlandConnecticutNational
Completed 8th grade88.0%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school87.3%86.9%83.0%
Completed some college55.8%62.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.6%45.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.0%38.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.7%16.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%4.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chester Center, CT1,98677%56%
Cheshire Village, CT6,10367%37%
West Hartford, CT63,18765%31%
Higganum, CT1,74565%31%
Glastonbury Center, CT7,52364%31%
Portland, CT5,60766%34%

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Avra Valley, AZ5,60620%59%
Exeter, PA5,60555%11%
Monticello, IL5,60939%20%
Lebanon, KY5,60453%8%
Morris Plains, NJ5,61267%36%
Portland, CT5,60766%34%
Source: The Portland, CT 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.