La Mesa school information

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores49%53%68%
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 28% 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.

Best Schools in La Mesa

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  • Avocado Elementary3845 Avocado School Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 528 · Ratio: 0:170
  • Avondale Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 445 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Bancroft Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 553 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Casa De Oro Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 355 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • College Preparatory Middle5150 Jackson Dr.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 83 · Ratio: 0:183
  • East Region Community School Of Greater El Cajon8374 Hercules St.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:10
  • East Region Community School Of Greater La Mesa8374 Hercules St.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:10
  • Fletcher Hills Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 10Students: 57 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Gateway West Community Day8693 La Mesa Blvd.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 27 · Ratio: 0:116
  • Grossmont HighPo Box 1043Grades: 07 - 12Students: 2,607 · Ratio: 0:147
  • Grossmont Union High Special Education ProgramPo Box 1043Grades: 08 - 12Students: 91 · Ratio: 0:117
  • Helix High7323 University Ave.Grades: 07 - 12Students: 2,364 · Ratio: 0:143
  • Highlands Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 498 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Kempton Street Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 69 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • La Mesa Dale Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 394 · Ratio: 0:159
  • La Mesa Middle4750 Date Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 1,029 · Ratio: 0:169
  • La Presa Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 387 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • La Presa Middle4750 Date Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 787 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Learning Choice Academy4215 Spring St., Ste. 321Grades: KG - 12Students: 744 · Ratio: 0:133
  • Lemon Avenue Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 55 · Ratio: 0:174
  • Loma Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 469 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Maryland Avenue Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 313 · Ratio: 0:175
  • Murdock Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 636 · Ratio: 0:178
  • Murray Manor Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 08Students: 694 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Northmont Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 442 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Parkway Middle4750 Date Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 121 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Rancho Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 364 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Rolando Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 553 · Ratio: 0:166
  • Spring Valley Middle4750 Date Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 971 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sweetwater Springs Elementary4750 Date Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 458 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Vista La Mesa Academy3900 Violet St.Grades: KG - 08Students: 677 · Ratio: 0:153

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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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Santee, CA55,43566%3%
Chula Vista, CA253,03162%9%
La Mesa, CA58,23949%28%

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La Mesa, CA58,23949%28%
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.