Carson school information

IndexCarsonCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores30%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools208,30879,221
Total private schools83,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,963
The Carson, CA educational system consists of 20 public schools, 8 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Carson public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 22% lower than than the California average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Carson public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.6% have completed high school, 24.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Carson are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Carson.
  • 78.4% of people in Carson have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.6% of people in Carson have completed high school.
  • 24.4% of people in Carson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Carson

IndexCarsonCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade78.4%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school77.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college57.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,57379%60%
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58276%53%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,72671%43%
Carson, CA92,78030%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hesperia, CA92,66424%52%
Lawrence, KS92,61147%4%
Rio Rancho, NM92,96634%30%
Sandy, UT93,14153%8%
Orem, UT93,22044%12%
Carson, CA92,78030%40%
Source: The Carson, 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.