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Avg. test scores 8%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 83%

Scottsdale school information

IndexScottsdaleArizonaNational
Average Test Scores53%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:118:116:1
Total public schools591,86379,221
Total private schools2631624,874
Total post-secondary schools121487,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Scottsdale are 8% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 59 public schools in Scottsdale
  • 95.3% of people in Scottsdale have completed 8th grade
  • 94.9% of people in Scottsdale have completed high school
  • 55.6% of people in Scottsdale have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Scottsdale

      IndexScottsdaleArizonaNational
      Completed 8th grade95.3%83.7%84.3%
      Completed high school94.9%82.2%83.0%
      Completed some college83.6%62.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree62.9%36.5%38.5%
      Completed bachelors55.6%28.0%30.3%
      Completed masters21.3%10.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree7.5%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate2.4%1.2%1.3%

      Scottsdale, AZ School Districts

      • Scottsdale Unified District
      • Cave Creek Unified District
      • Paradise Valley Unified District

      There are a total of 59 public schools, 26 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools in Scottsdale. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Scottsdale, AZ schools is 53%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Scottsdale, AZ, an average of 95.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,83362%27%
      Chandler, AZ242,13155%12%
      Gilbert, AZ226,83251%4%
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,86345%8%
      Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%
      Scottsdale, AZ234,49553%8%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Garland, TX234,81072%47%
      Hialeah, FL235,62650%2%
      Chesapeake, VA233,19479%62%
      Irving, TX232,01371%43%
      Winston-Salem, NC238,47436%27%
      Scottsdale, AZ234,49553%8%
      Source: The Scottsdale, AZ 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.