Los Angeles school information

IndexLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores31%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools4328,30879,235
Total private schools3043,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools1571,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in Los Angeles are 37% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 432 public schools in Los Angeles.
  • 74.9% of people in Los Angeles have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.4% of people in Los Angeles have completed high school.
  • 31.5% of people in Los Angeles have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Los Angeles

IndexLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade74.9%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school73.4%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college55.4%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree37.4%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors31.5%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters10.6%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.9%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Marino, CA13,29485%74%
La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,47783%68%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,53479%60%
Arcadia, CA57,25176%54%
South Pasadena, CA25,91476%54%
Los Angeles, CA3,862,21031%37%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,712,60823%52%
Houston, TX2,167,98868%39%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,92028%43%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75834%31%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43867%36%
Los Angeles, CA3,862,21031%37%
Source: The Los Angeles, 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.