Foster City school information

IndexFoster CityCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores77%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools48,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Foster City, CA educational system consists of 4 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Foster City public schools have average test scores of 77% which is 102% higher than than the California average and 56% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Foster City public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.6% have completed high school, 69.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Foster City are 56% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Foster City.
  • 96.0% of people in Foster City have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.6% of people in Foster City have completed high school.
  • 69.4% of people in Foster City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Foster City

IndexFoster CityCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school95.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college88.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree75.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors69.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters34.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate6.2%1.6%1.3%

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

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Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
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Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
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Foster City, CA32,96777%56%

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Source: The Foster City, 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.