Fairfax school information

IndexFairfaxCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores67%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools28,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Fairfax, CA educational system consists of 2 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Fairfax public schools have average test scores of 67% which is 76% higher than than the California average and 36% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fairfax public schools is 18:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.2% have completed high school, 60.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fairfax are 36% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Fairfax.
  • 96.2% of people in Fairfax have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.2% of people in Fairfax have completed high school.
  • 60.1% of people in Fairfax have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fairfax

IndexFairfaxCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school96.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college86.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree69.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors60.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters23.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.1%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tiburon, CA9,17083%69%
Corte Madera, CA9,69480%62%
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA10,60579%60%
San Anselmo, CA12,62377%57%
Ross, CA2,38177%55%
Fairfax, CA7,59867%36%

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Yreka, CA7,59844%10%
Selah, WA7,59949%1%
Rockton, IL7,59643%13%
Sanger, TX7,59572%46%
Holly Springs, MS7,59116%67%
Fairfax, CA7,59867%36%
Source: The Fairfax, 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.