Silver Spring school information

IndexSilver SpringMarylandNational
Average Test Scores34%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools511,16379,221
Total private schools3567424,874
Total post-secondary schools91127,963
The Silver Spring, MD educational system consists of 51 public schools, 35 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. Silver Spring public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 18% lower than than the Maryland average and 31% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Silver Spring public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.3% have completed high school, 53.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Silver Spring are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Silver Spring.
  • 84.3% of people in Silver Spring have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.3% of people in Silver Spring have completed high school.
  • 53.1% of people in Silver Spring have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Silver Spring

IndexSilver SpringMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school83.3%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college70.7%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree58.0%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors53.1%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters31.2%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.7%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.6%2.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wolf Trap, VA16,72295%93%
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Silver Spring, MD78,03834%31%

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Silver Spring, MD78,03834%31%
Source: The Silver Spring, MD 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.