Virginia Beach school information

IndexVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores82%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools901,59679,221
Total private schools3755324,874
Total post-secondary schools211997,963
The Virginia Beach, VA educational system consists of 90 public schools, 37 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools. Virginia Beach public schools have average test scores of 82% which is 5% higher than than the Virginia average and 67% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Virginia Beach public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.7% have completed high school, 34.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Virginia Beach are 67% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 90 public schools in Virginia Beach.
  • 90.2% of people in Virginia Beach have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.7% of people in Virginia Beach have completed high school.
  • 34.2% of people in Virginia Beach have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Virginia Beach

IndexVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade90.2%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school89.7%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college70.9%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree44.6%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.2%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters11.8%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Virginia Beach, VA449,73382%67%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Colorado Springs, CO448,75937%25%
Atlanta, GA456,37828%44%
Omaha, NE443,07272%47%
Raleigh, NC441,32652%6%
Miami, FL432,62247%5%
Virginia Beach, VA449,73382%67%
Source: The Virginia Beach, VA 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.