Avg. test scores 80%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 13%
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Virginia Beach school information

IndexVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores87%79%48%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools901,59679,221
Total private schools3755324,874
Total post-secondary schools211997,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Virginia Beach are 80% 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%

      Virginia Beach, VA School Districts

      • Virginia Beach City Public Schools

      There are a total of 90 public schools, 37 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools in Virginia Beach. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Virginia Beach, VA schools is 87%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Virginia Beach, VA, an average of 90.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Virginia Beach, VA449,73387%80.0%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Atlanta, GA456,37835%26.8%
      Omaha, NE443,07249%1.8%
      Raleigh, NC441,32647%2.0%
      Miami, FL432,62259%21.8%
      Kansas City, MO471,76735%27.9%
      Virginia Beach, VA449,73387%80.0%
      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.