Tucson school information

IndexTucsonArizonaNational
Average Test Scores32%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:118:116:1
Total public schools2891,86379,221
Total private schools7231624,874
Total post-secondary schools211487,963
The Tucson, AZ educational system consists of 289 public schools, 72 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools. Tucson public schools have average test scores of 32% which is 10% lower than than the Arizona average and 35% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Tucson public schools is 18:1, compared to 18:1 in Arizona and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.5% have completed high school, 25.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Tucson are 35% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 289 public schools in Tucson.
  • 81.1% of people in Tucson have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.5% of people in Tucson have completed high school.
  • 25.8% of people in Tucson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tucson

IndexTucsonArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade81.1%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school79.5%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college60.7%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.3%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.8%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oro Valley, AZ42,37969%39%
Catalina Foothills, AZ51,32963%28%
Tanque Verde, AZ16,54650%2%
Casas Adobes, AZ68,69545%9%
Vail, AZ11,63740%19%
Tucson, AZ527,58632%35%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fresno, CA513,80728%44%
Albuquerque, NM556,85926%48%
Sacramento, CA484,53029%40%
Kansas City, MO471,76743%13%
Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%
Tucson, AZ527,58632%35%
Source: The Tucson, 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.