Costa Mesa school information

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores51%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:120:116:1
Total public schools48,30879,235
Total private schools163,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools81,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in Costa Mesa are 26% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Costa Mesa.
  • 84.8% of people in Costa Mesa have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.8% of people in Costa Mesa have completed high school.
  • 36.8% of people in Costa Mesa have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Costa Mesa

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.8%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school83.8%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college69.3%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree46.4%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors36.8%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters10.6%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.9%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Seal Beach, CA24,47784%24%
Irvine, CA229,85082%20%
Laguna Beach, CA23,11481%19%
Los Alamitos, CA11,59879%16%
Cypress, CA48,74879%16%
Costa Mesa, CA111,63551%26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Inglewood, CA111,13345%34%
Elgin, IL110,90676%11%
Miami Gardens, FL110,86734%51%
Fargo, ND110,72579%16%
Downey, CA113,08254%20%
Costa Mesa, CA111,63551%26%
Source: The Costa Mesa, 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.