Yonkers school information

IndexYonkersNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores34%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools454,06079,221
Total private schools271,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools24837,963
The Yonkers, NY educational system consists of 45 public schools, 27 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Yonkers public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 30% lower than than the New York average and 31% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Yonkers public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.1% have completed high school, 32.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Yonkers are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 45 public schools in Yonkers.
  • 81.9% of people in Yonkers have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.1% of people in Yonkers have completed high school.
  • 32.0% of people in Yonkers have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Yonkers

IndexYonkersNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade81.9%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school80.1%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college57.1%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.6%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.0%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters13.6%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orangeburg, NY4,19299%100%
Old Westbury, NY4,58291%85%
Teterboro, NJ8690%82%
Manhasset, NY7,99687%76%
Lake Success, NY3,08485%73%
Yonkers, NY199,72534%31%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Columbus, GA200,30330%40%
Huntington Beach, CA198,72458%19%
Shreveport, LA198,57152%6%
Aurora, IL200,90731%38%
Akron, OH198,50857%15%
Yonkers, NY199,72534%31%
Source: The Yonkers, NY 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.