Lake Forest school information

IndexLake ForestCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores54%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools98,30879,221
Total private schools53,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Lake Forest, CA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Lake Forest public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 40% higher than than the California average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lake Forest public schools is 24:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.5% have completed high school, 45.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lake Forest are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Lake Forest.
  • 90.7% of people in Lake Forest have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.5% of people in Lake Forest have completed high school.
  • 45.1% of people in Lake Forest have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lake Forest

IndexLake ForestCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade90.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school90.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college76.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree53.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors45.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.6%1.3%

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

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Lake Forest, CA80,65854%9%

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Lake Forest, CA80,65854%9%
Source: The Lake Forest, 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.