Yakima school information

Average Test Scores36%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools391,99179,221
Total private schools854824,874
Total post-secondary schools61477,963
The Yakima, WA educational system consists of 39 public schools, 8 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Yakima public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 26% lower than than the Washington average and 27% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Yakima public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 69.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 67.6% have completed high school, 17.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Yakima are 27% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in Yakima.
  • 69.8% of people in Yakima have completed 8th grade.
  • 67.6% of people in Yakima have completed high school.
  • 17.6% of people in Yakima have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Yakima

Completed 8th grade69.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school67.6%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college48.0%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.3%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.6%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters7.6%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Moxee, WA3,83356%13%
Ahtanum, WA3,19754%9%
Terrace Heights, WA7,46050%1%
Selah, WA7,59949%1%
Cowiche, WA1,08747%4%
Yakima, WA93,33836%27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Quincy, MA93,34964%30%
Spokane Valley, WA93,32247%5%
Orem, UT93,22044%12%
Sandy, UT93,14153%8%
Yuma, AZ93,70435%29%
Yakima, WA93,33836%27%
Source: The Yakima, WA 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.