Richmond school information

Average Test Scores64%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools1351,59679,221
Total private schools4955324,874
Total post-secondary schools171997,963
The Richmond, VA educational system consists of 135 public schools, 49 private schools and 17 post-secondary schools. Richmond public schools have average test scores of 64% which is 17% lower than than the Virginia average and 31% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Richmond public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.1% have completed high school, 36.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Richmond are 31% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 135 public schools in Richmond.
  • 80.4% of people in Richmond have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.1% of people in Richmond have completed high school.
  • 36.7% of people in Richmond have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Richmond

Completed 8th grade80.4%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school79.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.2%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.5%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.7%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters14.8%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wyndham, VA10,09797%97%
Enon, VA3,98193%89%
Short Pump, VA27,09992%86%
Glen Allen, VA16,52487%77%
Mechanicsville, VA37,20187%77%
Richmond, VA216,77364%31%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Boise, ID218,67750%2%
San Bernardino, CA214,58120%58%
Des Moines, IA212,85960%23%
Birmingham, AL212,42422%55%
Spokane, WA212,07848%3%
Richmond, VA216,77364%31%
Source: The Richmond, VA 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.