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Avg. test scores 31%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 21%

Richmond school information

IndexRichmondVirginiaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Richmond, VA Schools

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      Education level achieved in Richmond

      IndexRichmondVirginiaNational
      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%

      Richmond, VA School Districts

      • Henrico County Public Schools
      • Richmond City Public Schools
      • Chesterfield County Public Schools

      There are a total of 135 public schools, 49 private schools and 17 post-secondary schools in Richmond. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Richmond, VA schools is 64%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Richmond, VA, an average of 80.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 79.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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.