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Tempe school information

Index Tempe Arizona National
Average Test Scores43%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:118:116:1
Total public schools631,86379,221
Total private schools1831624,874
Total post-secondary schools221487,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Tempe are 10% 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

      Index Tempe Arizona National
      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%

      Tempe, AZ School Districts

      • Tempe School District
      • Kyrene Elementary District
      • Tempe Union High School District

      There are a total of 63 public schools, 18 private schools and 22 post-secondary schools in Tempe. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Tempe, AZ schools is 43%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Tempe, AZ, an average of 90.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Paradise Valley, AZ14,50272%50.7%
      Scottsdale, AZ254,99563%31.1%
      Gilbert, AZ248,34961%27.1%
      Chandler, AZ257,07660%24.1%
      Fountain Hills, AZ25,16756%15.6%
      Tempe, AZ191,60743%10.2%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      McKinney, TX191,19759%23.2%
      Tallahassee, FL192,88554%12.6%
      Mobile, AL189,99438%21.6%
      Shreveport, LA189,89053%10.3%
      Overland Park, KS193,41255%13.9%
      Tempe, AZ191,60743%10.2%
      Source: The Tempe, AZ education data displayed above is derived from the 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.