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Avg. test scores 17%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 12%

Sarasota school information

IndexSarasotaFloridaNational
Average Test Scores57%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:117:116:1
Total public schools423,38879,221
Total private schools261,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools114667,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Sarasota are 17% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 42 public schools in Sarasota
  • 85.8% of people in Sarasota have completed 8th grade
  • 84.8% of people in Sarasota have completed high school
  • 34.0% of people in Sarasota have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Sarasota

      IndexSarasotaFloridaNational
      Completed 8th grade85.8%84.0%84.3%
      Completed high school84.8%83.0%83.0%
      Completed some college60.6%58.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree40.2%37.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors34.0%27.9%30.3%
      Completed masters13.9%10.0%11.5%
      Completed professional degree5.0%3.1%3.3%
      Completed doctorate2.0%1.1%1.3%

      Sarasota, FL School Districts

      • Manatee County School District
      • Sarasota County School District

      There are a total of 42 public schools, 26 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools in Sarasota. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Sarasota, FL schools is 57%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Sarasota, FL, an average of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 84.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Osprey, FL6,56199%101%
      Holmes Beach, FL4,11982%67%
      Nokomis, FL3,43181%64%
      Bee Ridge, FL9,99880%62%
      Ridge Wood Heights, FL4,41069%39%
      Sarasota, FL54,42557%17%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Highland, CA54,49034%32%
      Rosemead, CA54,50748%2%
      Dublin, CA54,52372%47%
      Normal, IL54,53438%23%
      Mount Prospect, IL54,55242%15%
      Sarasota, FL54,42557%17%
      Source: The Sarasota, FL 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.