Compton school information

IndexComptonCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores19%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools368,30879,235
Total private schools213,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in Compton are 60% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 36 public schools in Compton.
  • 61.9% of people in Compton have completed 8th grade.
  • 58.7% of people in Compton have completed high school.
  • 6.4% of people in Compton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Compton

IndexComptonCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade61.9%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school58.7%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college33.5%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree12.4%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors6.4%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters1.7%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree0.3%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,18481%65%
Rossmoor, CA10,81679%61%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,53479%60%
South Pasadena, CA25,91476%54%
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,56876%53%
Compton, CA97,66319%60%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lawton, OK97,78872%46%
Pearland, TX97,42785%73%
Roanoke, VA97,94978%58%
Jurupa Valley, CA97,24726%48%
Albany, NY98,28734%30%
Compton, CA97,66319%60%
Source: The Compton, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.