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

Did you know?

  • 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.

Best Schools in Costa Mesa

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  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 608 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Access County CommunityPo Box 9050Grades: KG - 12Students: 4,658 · Ratio: 0:18
  • Access Juvenile HallPo Box 9050Grades: KG - 12Students: 101 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Adams Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 46 · Ratio: 0:153
  • Back Bay High2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 10 - 12Students: 148 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • California Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 403 · Ratio: 0:166
  • Charles W. Tewinkle Middle2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 07 - 08Students: 735 · Ratio: 0:160
  • Coastline Rop1001 Presidio Sq.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • College Park Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 615 · Ratio: 0:149
  • Corona Del Mar High2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 07 - 12Students: 245 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Costa Mesa High2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 07 - 12Students: 1,731 · Ratio: 0:147
  • Early College High2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 09 - 12Students: 253 · Ratio: 0:172
  • Eastbluff Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 346 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Estancia High2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 09 - 12Students: 131 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Everett A. Rea Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 445 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Harbor View Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 453 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Heinz Kaiser Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 03 - 06Students: 618 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Horace Ensign Intermediate2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 07 - 08Students: 1,077 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Killybrooke Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 463 · Ratio: 0:169
  • Mariners Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 761 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Maude B. Davis Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 485 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Monte Vista High2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 10 - 12Students: 56 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Newport Coast Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 67 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Newport Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 429 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Newport Harbor High2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,507 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Newport Heights Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 637 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Occs:Chep/Pchs2910 Redhill Ave., Ste. 200Grades: KG - 12Students: 1,436 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Orange County Special EducationPo Box 9050Grades: KG - 12Students: 503 · Ratio: 0:111
  • Paularino Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 422 · Ratio: 0:157
  • Pomona Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 518 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Roy O. Andersen Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 445 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sonora Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 565 · Ratio: 0:165
  • Victoria Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 384 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Whittier Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 799 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Wilson Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 06Students: 541 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Woodland Elementary2985 Bear St., Bldg. AGrades: KG - 02Students: 46 · Ratio: 0:1n/a

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Compare Costa Mesa, CA Education To Other Cities

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%

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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.