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Avg. test scores 61%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 9%

Surprise school information

IndexSurpriseArizonaNational
Average Test Scores39%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio23:118:116:1
Total public schools111,86379,221
Total private schoolsn/a31624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1487,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Surprise are 21% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Surprise
  • 89.6% of people in Surprise have completed 8th grade
  • 88.9% of people in Surprise have completed high school
  • 27.6% of people in Surprise have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Surprise

      IndexSurpriseArizonaNational
      Completed 8th grade89.6%83.7%84.3%
      Completed high school88.9%82.2%83.0%
      Completed some college66.5%62.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree37.7%36.5%38.5%
      Completed bachelors27.6%28.0%30.3%
      Completed masters9.1%10.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.1%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%1.3%

      Surprise, AZ School Districts

      • Dysart Unified District
      • Nadaburg Unified School District

      There are a total of 11 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Surprise. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Surprise, AZ schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 23:1. In Surprise, AZ, an average of 89.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Anthem, AZ22,57155%12%
      Peoria, AZ158,67750%1%
      Litchfield Park, AZ5,44946%7%
      Goodyear, AZ72,62939%20%
      Glendale, AZ239,94335%28%
      Surprise, AZ127,49239%21%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Topeka, KS127,47232%35%
      Stamford, CT127,41040%18%
      Coral Springs, FL127,67356%14%
      Elizabeth, NJ128,04226%47%
      Concord, CA126,93833%32%
      Surprise, AZ127,49239%21%
      Source: The Surprise, 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.