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High school dipl. NAT. AVG.
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Seattle school information

Index Seattle Washington National
Average Test Scores60%54%48%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools1541,99179,221
Total private schools8754824,874
Total post-secondary schools301477,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Seattle are 25% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 154 public schools in Seattle
  • 92.6% of people in Seattle have completed 8th grade
  • 92.1% of people in Seattle have completed high school
  • 60.4% of people in Seattle have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Seattle

      Index Seattle Washington National
      Completed 8th grade92.6%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school92.1%86.6%83.0%
      Completed some college83.4%67.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree67.2%43.3%38.5%
      Completed bachelors60.4%33.6%30.3%
      Completed masters24.9%12.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree8.7%3.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.7%1.5%1.3%

      Seattle, WA School Districts

      • Seattle School District
      • Highline School District
      • Mary Walker School District

      There are a total of 154 public schools, 87 private schools and 30 post-secondary schools in Seattle. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Seattle, WA schools is 60%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Seattle, WA, an average of 92.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Medina, WA3,16991%88.5%
      Sammamish, WA62,13686%78.2%
      Mercer Island, WA24,46785%77.8%
      Redmond, WA59,26883%73.1%
      Bainbridge Island, WA23,57681%67.9%
      Seattle, WA668,84960%24.9%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Denver, CO663,30333%30.5%
      El Paso, TX678,05850%3.5%
      Washington, DC659,00931%35.4%
      Boston, MA658,27933%32.0%
      Memphis, TN655,85721%56.4%
      Seattle, WA668,84960%24.9%
      Source: The Seattle, 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.