La Mesa school information

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores45%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools278,30879,235
Total private schools73,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,965

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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.
  • 89.3% of people in La Mesa have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.8% of people in La Mesa have completed high school.
  • 34.7% of people in La Mesa have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in La Mesa

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.3%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school88.8%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college72.1%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree44.2%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors34.7%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters11.5%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.6%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.5%1.3%

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

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Del Mar, CA4,24289%81%
Coronado, CA24,33367%36%
Rancho San Diego, CA21,51455%13%
Bostonia, CA16,46051%4%
Santee, CA55,43549%1%
La Mesa, CA58,23945%8%

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La Mesa, CA58,23945%8%
Source: The La Mesa, 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.