Atherton school information

IndexAthertonCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores66%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools58,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Atherton, CA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Atherton public schools have average test scores of 66% which is 73% higher than than the California average and 34% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Atherton public schools is 18:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.7% have completed high school, 79.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 18.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Atherton are 34% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Atherton.
  • 96.9% of people in Atherton have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.7% of people in Atherton have completed high school.
  • 79.6% of people in Atherton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Atherton

IndexAthertonCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school96.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college92.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree84.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors79.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters44.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree18.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate7.3%1.6%1.3%

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

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Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
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Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Atherton, CA7,12766%34%

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Putnam, CT7,12932%34%
LaFayette, GA7,13030%38%
La Follette, TN7,13137%25%
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Seward, NE7,13384%71%
Atherton, CA7,12766%34%
Source: The Atherton, 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.