El Cajon school information

IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores34%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools398,30879,235
Total private schools183,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools91,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in El Cajon are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in El Cajon.
  • 76.9% of people in El Cajon have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.7% of people in El Cajon have completed high school.
  • 18.2% of people in El Cajon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in El Cajon

IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade76.9%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school75.7%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college50.1%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree25.2%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors18.2%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters5.6%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fairbanks Ranch, CA3,24574%50%
Coronado, CA24,33367%36%
Poway, CA49,04060%22%
Rancho San Diego, CA21,51455%13%
Bostonia, CA16,46051%4%
El Cajon, CA101,58234%31%

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Santa Maria, CA101,46821%58%
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El Cajon, CA101,58234%31%
Source: The El Cajon, 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.