Wheat Ridge school information

IndexWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Average Test Scores25%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools111,42679,221
Total private schools638424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1387,963
The Wheat Ridge, CO educational system consists of 11 public schools, 6 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Wheat Ridge public schools have average test scores of 25% which is 26% lower than than the Colorado average and 49% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wheat Ridge public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.2% have completed high school, 33.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wheat Ridge are 49% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Wheat Ridge.
  • 84.8% of people in Wheat Ridge have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.2% of people in Wheat Ridge have completed high school.
  • 33.2% of people in Wheat Ridge have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wheat Ridge

IndexWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade84.8%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.2%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college63.8%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.5%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.2%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters12.3%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The Wheat Ridge, CO 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.