Tempe school information

IndexTempeArizonaNational
Average Test Scores38%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:118:116:1
Total public schools631,86379,221
Total private schools1831624,874
Total post-secondary schools221487,963
The Tempe, AZ educational system consists of 63 public schools, 18 private schools and 22 post-secondary schools. Tempe public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 6% higher than than the Arizona average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Tempe public schools is 16:1, compared to 18:1 in Arizona and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.1% have completed high school, 42.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Tempe are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 63 public schools in Tempe.
  • 90.2% of people in Tempe have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.1% of people in Tempe have completed high school.
  • 42.7% of people in Tempe have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tempe

IndexTempeArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade90.2%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school89.1%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college75.4%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.5%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.7%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters17.1%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.6%1.2%1.3%

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

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Paradise Valley, AZ13,83362%27%
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Gilbert, AZ226,83251%4%
Fountain Hills, AZ23,86345%8%
Tempe, AZ174,70838%24%

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Garden Grove, CA174,67642%14%
Fort Lauderdale, FL175,15339%21%
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Tempe, AZ174,70838%24%
Source: The Tempe, 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.