Traverse City school information

IndexTraverse CityMichiganNational
Average Test Scores47%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:122:116:1
Total public schools293,42179,221
Total private schools1483524,874
Total post-secondary schools21967,963
The Traverse City, MI educational system consists of 29 public schools, 14 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Traverse City public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 15% higher than than the Michigan average and 5% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Traverse City public schools is 17:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.9% have completed high school, 41.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Traverse City are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Traverse City.
  • 94.4% of people in Traverse City have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.9% of people in Traverse City have completed high school.
  • 41.2% of people in Traverse City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Traverse City

IndexTraverse CityMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade94.4%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school93.9%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college76.4%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree53.3%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.2%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters16.7%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Maple City, MI19559%20%
Elk Rapids, MI1,57457%16%
Kingsley, MI1,66252%5%
Interlochen, MI47138%22%
Fife Lake, MI39635%30%
Traverse City, MI15,39247%5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Northview, MI15,39338%23%
Fillmore, CA15,39123%53%
Hudson, MA15,37959%21%
Cutlerville, MI15,37925%50%
North New Hyde Park, NY15,37471%45%
Traverse City, MI15,39247%5%
Source: The Traverse City, MI 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.