Takoma Park school information

IndexTakoma ParkMarylandNational
Average Test Scores54%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools41,16379,221
Total private schools567424,874
Total post-secondary schools21127,963
The Takoma Park, MD educational system consists of 4 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Takoma Park public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 30% higher than than the Maryland average and 10% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Takoma Park public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.4% have completed high school, 54.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Takoma Park are 10% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Takoma Park.
  • 88.1% of people in Takoma Park have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.4% of people in Takoma Park have completed high school.
  • 54.2% of people in Takoma Park have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Takoma Park

IndexTakoma ParkMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade88.1%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school87.4%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college71.0%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.7%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.2%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters33.2%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.7%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.7%2.5%1.3%

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

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Takoma Park, MD17,56754%10%

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Source: The Takoma Park, 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.