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Avg. test scores 35%
High school dipl. 4%
Bachelors degree 15%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Tucson, AZ School Districts

      • Tucson Unified District
      • Amphitheater Unified District
      • Vail Unified District
      • Sunnyside Unified District
      • Marana Unified District
      • Flowing Wells Unified District

      There are a total of 289 public schools, 72 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools in Tucson. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Tucson, AZ schools is 32%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Tucson, AZ, an average of 81.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 79.5% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      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.