Puyallup school information

IndexPuyallupWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores51%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools291,99179,221
Total private schools454824,874
Total post-secondary schools11477,963
The Puyallup, WA educational system consists of 29 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Puyallup public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 6% higher than than the Washington average and 4% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Puyallup public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.5% have completed high school, 26.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Puyallup are 4% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Puyallup.
  • 87.7% of people in Puyallup have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.5% of people in Puyallup have completed high school.
  • 26.9% of people in Puyallup have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Puyallup

IndexPuyallupWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade87.7%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school86.5%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college63.0%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.7%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.9%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.5%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Maple Valley, WA25,09373%49%
Lake Tapps, WA13,03069%40%
Bonney Lake, WA19,02265%33%
Carbonado, WA68265%31%
Lake Holm, WA3,11165%31%
Puyallup, WA39,27451%4%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clinton, MD39,25627%45%
Atlantic City, NJ39,30624%52%
Woburn, MA39,22069%41%
Winter Garden, FL39,21962%26%
Kendall West, FL39,21969%40%
Puyallup, WA39,27451%4%
Source: The Puyallup, 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.