Lancaster school information

IndexLancasterCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores22%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools338,30879,221
Total private schools173,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,963
The Lancaster, CA educational system consists of 33 public schools, 17 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Lancaster public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 42% lower than than the California average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lancaster public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.2% have completed high school, 15.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lancaster are 55% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in Lancaster.
  • 80.0% of people in Lancaster have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.2% of people in Lancaster have completed high school.
  • 15.5% of people in Lancaster have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lancaster

IndexLancasterCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade80.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college51.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Agua Dulce, CA3,54151%3%
Leona Valley, CA1,58250%1%
Quartz Hill, CA10,29137%25%
Acton, CA7,17035%30%
Desert View Highlands, CA2,48433%33%
Lancaster, CA159,65122%55%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Peoria, AZ158,67750%1%
Corona, CA161,61442%14%
Eugene, OR161,64951%4%
Salem, OR161,97547%4%
Fort Collins, CO157,25145%9%
Lancaster, CA159,65122%55%
Source: The Lancaster, 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.