Tampa school information

IndexTampaFloridaNational
Average Test Scores46%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools1613,38879,221
Total private schools841,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools264667,963
The Tampa, FL educational system consists of 161 public schools, 84 private schools and 26 post-secondary schools. Tampa public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 6% lower than than the Florida average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Tampa public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.9% have completed high school, 35.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Tampa are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 161 public schools in Tampa.
  • 84.0% of people in Tampa have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.9% of people in Tampa have completed high school.
  • 35.5% of people in Tampa have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tampa

IndexTampaFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school82.9%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college61.0%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.8%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.5%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters14.0%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.0%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Keystone, FL23,85077%57%
Cheval, FL10,64576%54%
East Lake, FL32,04676%54%
Lutz, FL21,14371%44%
Westchase, FL22,99971%44%
Tampa, FL361,47746%6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bakersfield, CA367,55529%40%
Aurora, CO351,13127%45%
Honolulu, HI349,59749%1%
Anaheim, CA346,77635%29%
New Orleans, LA382,92273%48%
Tampa, FL361,47746%6%
Source: The Tampa, FL 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.