Avg. test scores 66%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 75%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Silver Spring, MD School Districts

      • Montgomery County Public Schools

      There are a total of 51 public schools, 35 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools in Silver Spring. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Silver Spring, MD schools is 34%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Silver Spring, MD, an average of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.3% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Wolf Trap, VA16,72295%93%
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      Mantua, VA7,49794%91%
      Wakefield, VA12,69793%90%
      Pimmit Hills, VA6,51191%85%
      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.