La Mesa school information

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores45%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools278,30879,221
Total private schools73,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,963
The La Mesa, CA educational system consists of 27 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. La Mesa public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 19% higher than than the California average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of La Mesa public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.2% have completed high school, 35.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in La Mesa are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in La Mesa.
  • 89.7% of people in La Mesa have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.2% of people in La Mesa have completed high school.
  • 35.4% of people in La Mesa have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in La Mesa

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
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Santee, CA56,83949%1%
Winter Gardens, CA21,25548%2%
La Mesa, CA59,12545%8%

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La Mesa, CA59,12545%8%
Source: The La Mesa, 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.