Waterbury school information

IndexWaterburyConnecticutNational
Average Test Scores23%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools3065479,221
Total private schools1420724,874
Total post-secondary schools5817,963
The Waterbury, CT educational system consists of 30 public schools, 14 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Waterbury public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 50% lower than than the Connecticut average and 53% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Waterbury public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Connecticut and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.1% have completed high school, 15.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Waterbury are 53% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 30 public schools in Waterbury.
  • 76.9% of people in Waterbury have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.1% of people in Waterbury have completed high school.
  • 15.1% of people in Waterbury have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Waterbury

IndexWaterburyConnecticutNational
Completed 8th grade76.9%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school74.1%86.9%83.0%
Completed some college43.0%62.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.7%45.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.1%38.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.8%16.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%4.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.7%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Newtown, CT2,00970%42%
Cheshire Village, CT6,10367%37%
West Hartford, CT63,18765%31%
Bethlehem Village, CT1,85262%26%
Litchfield, CT1,32962%25%
Waterbury, CT109,21123%53%

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Billings, MT109,08938%22%
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,06747%5%
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Temecula, CA108,96554%10%
Cambridge, MA108,75766%34%
Waterbury, CT109,21123%53%
Source: The Waterbury, CT 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.