Suffolk school information

Average Test Scores73%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools221,59679,221
Total private schools255324,874
Total post-secondary schools11997,963
The Suffolk, VA educational system consists of 22 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Suffolk public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 6% lower than than the Virginia average and 49% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Suffolk public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.0% have completed high school, 26.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Suffolk are 49% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 22 public schools in Suffolk.
  • 84.0% of people in Suffolk have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.0% of people in Suffolk have completed high school.
  • 26.6% of people in Suffolk have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Suffolk

Completed 8th grade84.0%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college60.0%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.9%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.6%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.7%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carrsville, VA22787%77%
Benns Church, VA69987%76%
Windsor, VA2,64385%72%
Suffolk, VA87,06173%49%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carmel, IN86,94087%77%
Hawthorne, CA86,93836%26%
Alafaya, FL86,86869%40%
Nashua, NH87,27948%3%
Newport Beach, CA86,81366%35%
Suffolk, VA87,06173%49%
Source: The Suffolk, VA 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.