Avg. test scores 2%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 17%
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Tampa school information

Average Test Scores49%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools1613,38879,221
Total private schools841,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools264667,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Tampa are 2% higher 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

      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%

      Tampa, FL School Districts

      • Hillsborough County School District

      There are a total of 161 public schools, 84 private schools and 26 post-secondary schools in Tampa. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Tampa, FL schools is 49%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Tampa, FL, an average of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Odessa, FL7,85979%63.8%
      Lutz, FL21,14375%56.3%
      Trinity, FL10,33474%53.8%
      Oldsmar, FL14,02369%42.9%
      Wesley Chapel, FL51,22967%38.9%
      Tampa, FL361,47749%1.6%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Honolulu, HI349,59753%11.1%
      New Orleans, LA382,92255%13.4%
      Arlington, TX383,89945%6.1%
      Wichita, KS388,03325%47.9%
      Cleveland, OH389,16534%29.6%
      Tampa, FL361,47749%1.6%
      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.