Fresno school information

IndexFresnoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores28%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools1538,30879,221
Total private schools263,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools191,0857,963
The Fresno, CA educational system consists of 153 public schools, 26 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools. Fresno public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 27% lower than than the California average and 44% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fresno public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.1% have completed high school, 20.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fresno are 44% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 153 public schools in Fresno.
  • 74.0% of people in Fresno have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.1% of people in Fresno have completed high school.
  • 20.5% of people in Fresno have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fresno

IndexFresnoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade74.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school72.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college52.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clovis, CA102,14851%5%
Fowler, CA6,08335%28%
Sanger, CA24,74135%30%
Selma, CA24,22830%38%
Malaga, CA1,24630%40%
Fresno, CA513,80728%44%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tucson, AZ527,58632%35%
Sacramento, CA484,53029%40%
Kansas City, MO471,76743%13%
Albuquerque, NM556,85926%48%
Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%
Fresno, CA513,80728%44%
Source: The Fresno, 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.