Altadena school information

IndexAltadenaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores28%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools88,30879,221
Total private schools133,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Altadena, CA educational system consists of 8 public schools, 13 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Altadena public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 26% lower than than the California average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Altadena public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.6% have completed high school, 45.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Altadena are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Altadena.
  • 89.6% of people in Altadena have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.6% of people in Altadena have completed high school.
  • 45.8% of people in Altadena have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Altadena

IndexAltadenaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school88.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college75.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors45.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.3%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,47783%68%
Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
West Hollywood, CA35,66170%43%
Altadena, CA45,00128%43%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Littleton, CO45,07247%5%
Cleveland Heights, OH45,16059%20%
West Seneca, NY45,19754%9%
Altoona, PA45,20951%3%
Titusville, FL44,74646%7%
Altadena, CA45,00128%43%
Source: The Altadena, CA 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.