Poughkeepsie school information

IndexPoughkeepsieNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores31%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools294,06079,221
Total private schools101,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools54837,963
The Poughkeepsie, NY educational system consists of 29 public schools, 10 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Poughkeepsie public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 35% lower than than the New York average and 37% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Poughkeepsie public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.5% have completed high school, 23.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Poughkeepsie are 37% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Poughkeepsie.
  • 74.8% of people in Poughkeepsie have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.5% of people in Poughkeepsie have completed high school.
  • 23.0% of people in Poughkeepsie have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Poughkeepsie

IndexPoughkeepsieNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade74.8%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school73.5%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college51.0%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.2%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.0%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters9.4%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.2%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.5%1.3%

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

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Source: The Poughkeepsie, NY 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.